Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Real Warriors Campaign, Department of Defense program seeks to prevent soldier suicides, Examiner.com — 05/23/2009

    Yesterday, the Department of Defense launched the Real Warriors Campaign, a multimedia, public education effort designed to combat the stigma keeping some service members and their families from seeking needed psychological care.

  • “Real Warriors” Campaign: Military combats stigma associated with PTSD, CNN — 05/23/2009

    It’s called an invisible wound of war –Post traumatic stress disorder. Fredricka Whitfield talked to the highest ranking psychiatrist in the U.S. army — Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton to discuss what the military is doing to combat the stigma associated with PTSD so our service members can get the help they need.

  • DCoE Launches Real Warriors Anti-Stigma Campaign, Brain Injury Blog — 05/23/2009

    On Thursday May 21, 2009, The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) launched a public awareness campaign focused on combating the stigma associated with seeking care and treatment for psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

  • DoD launches campaign to encourage mental health care, San Diego Daily Transcript — 05/21/2009

    The Department of Defense Thursday launched the Real Warriors Campaign, a multimedia public education effort designed to combat the stigma keeping some service members, veterans and their families from seeking needed psychological health care.

  • Real Warriors Need Help, Too, NY Daily News — 05/21/2009

    The Defense Department launched a new campaign today to help combat the stigma associated with seeking psychological care.

  • Around the Services, Pentagon Channel — 05/21/2009

    A new effort to help servicemembers seek treatment for PTSD is unveiled.

  • Real Warriors Campaign Announced, Pentagon Channel — 05/21/2009

    The DoD announced a new program, the Real Warriors Campaign, for troops dealing with psychological stress.

  • 'Real Warriors' takes aim at mental health stigma, Army News Service — 05/21/2009

    A new Department of Defense campaign aims to minimize, if not eliminate the stigma attached to seeking mental-health assistance.

  • Defense Department Launches ‘Real Warriors' Campaign, American Forces Press Service — 05/21/2009

    The sergeant looks like a winner, but there was a battle he couldn’t win without help – that against post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, Hopper is fighting another battle: to get servicemembers with PTSD to reach out and get help, as he did.

  • Military studies shed light on brain injuries from blasts, USA TODAY — 04/7/2009

    Military scientists are learning how roadside bombs — the most common weapon used against U.S. troops in the field — harm the brain even when there is no other physical damage, according to research results released by the project's lead scientist.

  • Elmo helps kids cope with parents' wounds, Military Times — 04/1/2009

    Elmo and Rosita continue with their mission to help military children with a PBS special called “Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change,” scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Innovative Brain Therapies Offer Hope to Injured Troops, American Forces Press Service — 03/23/2009

    Innovative therapies that have assisted previously comatose patients regain consciousness may be incorporated on a greater scale to treat troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, a brain injury expert said here today.

  • Education Reduces Stigma Facing Redeployed Soldiers, American Forces Press Service — 03/13/2009

    "Stigma kills," said Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Loree K. Sutton, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs for psychological health and traumatic brain injury, borrowing a catchphrase she learned from colleagues in the Canadian armed forces.

  • Military Looks to Dispel Myths, Advance Treatment for Brain Injuries, American Force Press Service — 03/11/2009

    That is seemingly simple, yet sometimes complicated, advice from medical professionals as part of a reintegration program for redeploying soldiers who might have suffered traumatic brain injuries, the commander of Europe Regional Medical Command said.

  • Education Reduces Stigma Facing Redeployed Soldiers, Stars and Stripes — 02/9/2009

    The Defense Department believes that talking about why and how servicemembers seek help for combat stress will help eliminate the stigma associated with psychological injuries. So it is launching "Real Warriors" — a program in which servicemembers can talk about and listen to the stories of those who sought help for psychological injuries or traumatic brain injuries.

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