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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Army Medicine part of culture change, Fort Hood Sentinel — 10/30/2014
Army Medicine is a significant part of the culture change needed to strengthen the human dimension, a concept developed by the Army provides a framework to help leaders focus on human development and includes the mental, physical and social components of Soldiers and leaders and focusing on organizational development and performance to ensure success on the battlefield.
Veterans walk with canines to honor service dogs who saved their lives, Stars and Stripes — 10/30/2014
The inaugural Dogs of War 2K-9 race, held for servicemembers and veterans with their dogs and in partnership with the Marine Corps Marathon, was created to honor servicemembers and bring awareness to therapy dogs.
Petersburg veterans center wins first award, The Progress-Index — 10/29/2014
The Petersburg Freedom Support Center was recently recognized for its commitment to helping veterans and their families in the Tri-cities area.
Military suicide survivors help each other heal at seminar, Stars and Stripes — 10/29/2014
In addition to grief sessions and talks from mental health professionals on coping mechanisms, the [National Military Suicide Survivor] seminar offers alternative therapies, such as yoga, art and music.
Through pen and paper, veterans find a way to cope, Innovation Trail — 10/28/2014
Andrew Miller, the Afghanistan veteran, says he’ll probably always write about his time in the military. Getting those thoughts down on paper, he said, frees up mental real estate for the good stuff.
'Suicides are a problem in the Guard', Air Force Times — 10/28/2014
"Suicides are a problem in the Guard nationally, and we're a cross section of that," said Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, head of the South Dakota National Guard. "We acknowledge that it's a problem here."
Studies Link Mental Issues and the Rigor of the Military, The New York Times — 10/27/2014
The findings from [two papers published Thursday by the journal Depression and Anxiety] suggest that early treatment of mental health symptoms could avert problems later on.
Recalibrating the Mind of Our Nation's Warriors, Psychology Today — 10/27/2014
Through research at the Center for BrainHealth and our translational programs at our Brain Performance Institute, we are documenting that most individuals can improve brain performance, reverse mental decline, regain cognitive losses, and significantly reduce depressive and stress-related symptoms.
All in the family, DVIDS — 10/24/2014
From the junior service members to retirees, Henderson Hall Marine and Family Programs uses mental health research from universities and institutions along with programs developed on the joint base and other military installations to serve families’ needs.
FDA clears military-tested PTSD, brain injury assessment app, MobiHealthNews — 10/24/2014
Last week the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to a mobile-based cognitive test called DANA (Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment), which helps healthcare providers better assess the medical or psychological state of their patients.
‘Together Strong’: Using avatars and apps to help troubled vets, Stars and Stripes — 10/23/2014
[Together Strong] — developed by Kognito, a Manhattan-based company that creates virtual situations to help improve health care, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — helps the player navigate each scenario, offering tips and information.
Patriots Challenge Hosts Lady Veteran's Weekend at Jackson Hill, beaumontenterprise.com — 10/23/2014
The trip [to Jackson Hill Marina] from the VA Hospital in Dallas is part of their Recreational therapy program designed to help veterans recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical and emotional injuries suffered while serving our Country.
New Psychological Health Program available to Reservists, DVIDS — 10/22/2014
I Need Help is a 30-minute class [for reservists] that serves as an introduction on how or when to seek help before problems occur. The program also includes one-to-one counseling, consultation and resource coordination.
New program to pair stressed vets with trained dogs, The State — 10/22/2014
Ryan Largeman became the first veteran accepted into a new Charlotte nonprofit program that pairs former military members [coping with invisible wounds] with a service dog specially trained to be a calming influence as they ease back into civilian life.
Experts focus on mental health of Army kids, Army.Mil — 10/21/2014
The Army's Surgeon General is adding a child and family behavioral health service to its behavioral health service line over the next three years.