Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • PTSD training in works for first responders, Redstone Rocket — 1/10/2013

    Funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, the course, “Law Enforcement Tools for Supporting Veterans in Transition,” provides first responders and law enforcement officers with a working knowledge of what PTSD is and how to handle it when they encounter it in the field.

  • Yoga Warriors, Huffington Post — 1/10/2013

    In this week's issue, David Wood writes about a tool increasingly used to help veterans confront the many challenges waiting for them when they return home from war zones: yoga.

  • Mobile veterans center coming to Horry Georgetown Technical College, Myrtle Beach Online — 1/9/2013

    U.S. military veterans seeking tuition assistance for college, disability claims, medical resources or legal help may find it from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Horry Georgetown Technical College, according to a news release from the college.

  • Veterans find canine companionship through Vancouver-based nonprofit, The Globe and Mail — 1/9/2013

    Citadel Therapy Canine Society adopts dogs from local animal shelters, trains them to be professional service dogs, and delivers them to new veterans in need of canine companionship and therapeutic assistance.

  • Health fair planned for veterans, ArgusLeader.com — 1/8/2013

    VA staff will be on hand to help Veterans be more involved in their health care, manage stress, eat wisely, be physically active, and learn how to get recommended screening tests and immunizations.

  • New Mexico lawmaker pushes for virtual reality as PTSD aid, Current-Argus — 1/8/2013

    Researchers in pockets of America are treating soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with computer simulations of the very war zones that scarred them.

  • Real Warriors Campaign Sgt. Maj. Chandler, DoD Live — 1/7/2013

    Service members of any rank or service may experience combat stress or other invisible wounds as a result of deployment.

  • Legislator wants new PTSD program for veterans, Alamogordo Daily News — 1/7/2013

    Researchers in pockets of America are treating shell-shocked soldiers with computer simulations of the very war zones that scarred them.

  • Parents Honor Son’s Memory Through Camp Hope, DoD — 1/4/2013

    With a simple idea and their fallen Marine son’s Servicemembers Group Life Insurance check, a retired soldier and his wife are honoring his memory through a program that’s bringing new hope and self-confidence to wounded warriors.

  • Video: Acupuncture Helps Local Veterans Fight PTSD, FraminghamPatch — 1/4/2013

    By inserting needles into the ears of local veterans, volunteer acupuncturists help their patients fight stress from their service.

  • Sewickley Marine finds focus in photography, TRIB — 1/3/2013

    Like countless other returning veterans, the Marine corporal struggled to readjust to civilian life in late 2006 when he came home from a tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Finding therapy for war veterans through art, KJCT8.com — 1/3/2013

    After realizing how powerful art therapy was for both her and her son, Wendy started a program to help veterans locally.

  • Music Therapy and the Military, Huffington Post — 1/2/2013

    Walter Reed's NICoE has the first state-of-the-art research center to test treatment plans integrating creative arts therapies alongside traditional rehabilitative treatments for patients in military settings.

  • DOD Offers Non-medical Counseling to Troops, Families, DoD — 1/2/2013

    The Defense Department continues to ensure the well-being of service members and their families through no-cost, short-term, non-medical counseling in the interests of military and family readiness, a defense official said.

  • Marine Program Set to Prevent Suicide, Military.com — 12/31/2012

    Five Marine Corps installations in the southwestern United States will begin a Suicide Prevention Program where leaders at all levels will facilitate access to prevention, counseling, treatment programs and services to any service member the command believes is at risk to themselves or others.

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