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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill PTSD awareness event highlights struggles, triumphs

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2012) — Army wife Kristina Kaufmann knows the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. She has lost three friends to suicide because of it. But she also knows the power she has to help stop … Continue reading

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VA Continues Outreach for PTSD Awareness Month

VA Continues PTSD Outreach with AboutFace Campaign Veterans Provide Video Testimonials on Experiences with PTSD WASHINGTON (June 20, 2012) – In observance of June as PTSD Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) … Continue reading

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PTSD outcomes improve as US Army adds behavioral health screening to primary care

  posted on: june 6, 2012 – 4:00pm FORT KNOX, Ky., June 6, 2012 – American Soldiers are reaping the rewards of an innovative Army program designed to identify and treat Soldiers at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression earlier by … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY TROOPS

  From NextGov Health JAE C. HONG/AP   The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have spent almost $2 billion since 2001 to buy drugs to treat mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder despite growing evidence some of those drugs exacerbate PTSD symptoms, … Continue reading

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Memory gene may fuel PTSD

Share Comments (26 comments) Permalink From CNN Health A vivid memory can be an asset if you’re studying for an exam or trying to recall the details of a conversation, but that aptitude may backfire when it comes to forming long-term … Continue reading

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Facebook Unveils Suicide-Prevention Tools for Veterans, Military Families

  From PC Mag by Damon Poeter Facebook on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Blue Star Families to provide customized Facebook crisis services to military families at risk for depression and suicide. … Continue reading

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VCS ED on BBC News Hour

This weekend in addition to a Friday live interview VCS ED Patrick Bellon was featured in an interview on the BBC Newshour. This interview was only the latest round in our efforts to bring attention to the plight facing our … Continue reading

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