Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • 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.

  • Defense Department Opens Psychological Health Center, American Force Press Service — 01/15/2009

    The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury is operating the 24-hour center, which will be open 365 days a year and is staffed by behavioral health consultants and nurses, including some former military psychologists.

  • ‘Reaching out and connecting—it's a sign of strength', Stars and Stripes — 01/11/2009

    Army psychiatrist Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton is hoping to persuade soldiers that the real warriors are the ones that reach out for help with post-combat psychological issues.

  • New DoD center offers help for PTSD, Army Times — 01/15/2009

    The Defense Department has created a new outreach center for troops and family members who need help understanding post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, as well as to help them get the resources they need.

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