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How to talk to a child about a Suicide Attempt in your family

By: Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention     How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family If there has been a recent suicide attempt in your family, this may be one of the toughest experiences you and your … [Read more]

New program puts military liaisons at mental health centers

BY HOLLY RAMER, ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Each of New Hampshire's 10 community mental health centers will have a staff member devoted to helping veterans, military service members and their families connect with other community resources … [Read more]

Marine on life after severe injury: ‘Beauty is who you are’

By:Scott Stump Disfigured Marine corporal inspires with his story A few years ago, Christina Geist was thumbing through a People magazine in a nail salon when she came across a story about an organization helping wounded … [Read more]

Tetris video game may ease PTSD, study suggests

By: Patricia Kime, Staff Writer (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)   A new study out of Oxford University suggests that playing Tetris — the venerable puzzle game featuring interlocking shapes — can keep bad memories or flashbacks at bay, easing … [Read more]

Clinician’s Corner: Military Psychological Health Experts Answer Providers’ Treatment Questions

Posted by DCoE Public Affairs To support Mental Health Awareness Month in May, experts from Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) invited questions from health care providers who treat members of … [Read more]

A veteran suicide prevention network built by veterans

By CHIP REID   SALT LAKE CITY -- Six weeks ago Special Forces veteran Johnny Primo logged on to his Instagram account and says he was horrified to see a suicide note from a veteran who lived just a few miles away. The note read: "Very … [Read more]

Suicide rate of female military veterans is called ‘staggering’

By: Alan Zarembo LA Times New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and … [Read more]

Face of Defense: Service Dog Helps Soldier Move On

By Army Sgt. Zach Sheely Kansas Adjutant General Department TOPEKA, Kan., May 18, 2015 – Master Sgt. Lyle Babcock is a combat veteran who’s served more than 30 years in the Army. He is an avid fisherman. He loves to kayak. He also suffers from … [Read more]

Don’t Give Up on Mental Health Treatment

Posted by Myron J. Goodman, DCoE Public Affairs on May 14, 2015 It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. If you’ve had a coach, personal trainer, inspirational teacher, or a really motivational friend, there is a good chance you heard them say something … [Read more]

Hidden Wounds to participate in 2nd Annual Midlands Gives!

What is going on!? On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Central Carolina Community Foundation is sponsoring the second Annual Midlands Gives Day. The goal for this day is to raise as much money for Midlands nonprofits as possible in a 24 hour period. The … [Read more]

Breaking the Chain: PTSD, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

By Mark Wollacott, Last week, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) outlined its plans for a 21st century military system. And so they should because we now have an eye popping 23,816,000 veterans alongside … [Read more]

December 2nd is the National Day of Giving

  Hidden Wounds has joined #GivingTuesday, a first  of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and … [Read more]

DoD: It takes only one person to stop a suicide

  By Patricia Kime  Just six days before the start of Suicide Prevention Month in September, Army Sgt. 1st Class Paula Walker, 33, barricaded herself inside an office at Fort Lee, Virginia, and, in what military leaders later described as … [Read more]

This November 2014 Hidden Wounds to partner with Sweat by Jamie Scott Fitness

  If you don't know what Sweat by JSF is then let us help. SWEAT offers a full-body, indoor-cycling workout that will change the way you think about “cardio.” The instructor will have you moving and working to the beat of the music so your mind … [Read more]

Sniffing Gas Could Prevent PTSD, Study

By: Christine Hsu August 28, 2014 Gas could help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder and other memory-related conditions, according to a new study. Researchers from McLean Hospital found that xenon gas, which is used in humans for anesthesia … [Read more]

Young war veteran shot, killed by police

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL By WMCActionNews5.com Staff - email GERMANTOWN, TN - (WMC) - A young war veteran was shot and killed by Germantown police officers Tuesday night just before 10 p.m. Justin Neil Davis' best … [Read more]

Brain injury tied to dementia among military vets, reports study

By Joseph Mayton, Tech Times | June 26 2014 New evidence suggests that traumatic brain injuries sustained during combat or other situations are contributors to dementia among veterans later in life. The study, published in the journal Neurology, also … [Read more]

Study: High suicide rates for soldiers in, out of war

A massive Army study focusing on records from nearly a million soldiers provides a more detailed analysis of the suicides trend plaguing the service. Written by Gregg Zoroya Suicide rates soared among soldiers who went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan … [Read more]

Hearings on the Veterans Administration Mental Health Care July 10 2014.

JULY 10, 2014 The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on improving access to mental health care services for former soldiers, and the level of care veterans receive for problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and brain … [Read more]

VA health care failed suicidal vets, families testify

By Patricia Kime In March 2011, former Marine Clay Hunt faced a life full of promise. Having survived a gunshot wound and combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he traveled to Haiti to do humanitarian work, had a new job and was shopping for a … [Read more]

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