Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Chairman Calls for Better Mental Health Programs, Armed Forces Information Services — 11/06/2009

    The military’s top officer today urged mental health providers to demonstrate leadership in developing effective programs to treat wounded warriors.

  • CDP: Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and Their Families, CDP — 11/06/2009

    This course is designed for civilian licensed mental health providers including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and marriage family therapists who are actively treating military personnel, veterans, and their families.

  • CDP: Two-Week Courses, CDP — 11/06/2009

    The 2-week intensive course covers topics in areas identified by military mental health professionals as particularly key to the care of service members and their families.

  • Brain Injury Research Warrants Urgency, Mullen Says, Defense Link — 11/05/2009

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Defense Department is in the early stages of understanding the impact of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, a mental condition characterized by headaches, dizziness, lacking motor coordination, memory loss and other symptoms.

  • Military updating tactics on trauma, Virginia Pilot — 11/05/2009

    After more than eight years of war, most Americans know that PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder.Now, say military and medical experts, as well as warriors whose minds were scarred by combat, it's time to learn some new acronyms.

  • Medic Hopes Her Stress Story Can Help Others, dvids — 11/04/2009

    Krause, an Army reservist with the 365th Engineer Battalion in Pennsylvania, does want people to hear her story, and she wants to connect with service members so they don't go through what she did.

  • Center Assesses Psychological Trauma Treatments, dvids — 11/04/2009

    Sutton, at a Warrior Resilience Conference here, said her office has been working with the services to develop treatment programs and is researching best medical practices. But the effort isn't a simple matter of an open checkbook; results count.

  • Mental Health Pros Meet to Consider Treatments , ISRIA — 11/03/2009

    Improving mental health care for servicemembers and veterans requires a coordinated effort beyond health care providers and the military community, the Pentagon’s top mental health expert said here today.

  • A Combat Role, and Anguish, Too , New York Times — 11/02/2009

    As with other women in her position, hiding seems to make sense. Post-traumatic stress disorder distorts personalities: some veterans who have it fight in their sleep; others feel paranoid around children. And as women return to a society unfamiliar with their wartime roles, they often choose isolation over embarrassment.

  • Military Teens Coping with the Stress of War are Given a Voice , PR News — 10/29/2009

    About two million U.S. children have a parent in the military, and one in four is a teenager. Deployments can last for 15 months or longer, and many military personnel are deployed more than once. Deployment can be especially difficult for National Guard families who become "suddenly military" when a parent is deployed to a dangerous war zone.

  • State's PTSD program going national, Great Falls Tribune — 10/29/2009

    Current programs vary from state to state and are often not nearly as rigorous as the Montana program. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that, when fully implemented, the new national program will result in the need for an additional 150,000 mental health assessments annually.

  • Honoring Today`s Injured Military With Service & Guide Dogs, Reuters — 10/28/2009

    As Veteran`s Day approaches, we`re reminded by our continued overseas efforts in the fight for freedom and a secure world. This steadfast commitment at times has been met with the unfortunate costs life and limb for our heroic military.

  • Shinseki Cites Collaboration in Mental Health Care, Defense Link — 10/28/2009

    Psychological war wounds are nothing new to U.S. servicemembers, but the support of the nation to care for their injuries, until recent years, was somewhat uncharted territory.

  • Virginia Wounded Warriors Partners with Real Warriors Campaign, Appomattox News — 10/27/2009

    The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program coordinates support and services for wounded warriors and their families on their road to recovery from the effects of stress-related and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Mental Health Summit: Secretary Gates Speech, C-Span — 10/27/2009

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosted a gathering of mental health experts to discuss a public health model for enhanced mental health care for returning service members, veterans and their families.

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