Topic: Post Traumatic Stress
Fort Campbell, KY – Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Intrepid Spirit Center today to see how its art therapy program is helping Soldiers recover from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.
Pence is an advocate for art therapy and dedicates time to bring more attention and understanding to the practice. Art therapy promotes participants’ ability to unlock emotional expression through non-verbal as well as verbal communication through the use of art materials, the creative process to support and improve cognitive functioning and emotional well-being.
Fort Campbell, KY – On June 21st through June 30th, 2019, Four Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in Tampa Florida in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of participants despite their wounds, injury or illness.
American Heart Association study shows Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to seek cardiac rehab
Dallas, TX – According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services after an episode of ischemic heart disease than those who didn’t have PTSD or depression.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville’s third annual Welcome Home Veterans parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 10:00am in historic downtown.
“Originally created to honor Vietnam Veterans, the parade now a tribute by Vietnam Veterans to all American Heroes. This is a day for families, friends and all citizens to salute the service and sacrifices made by America’s Military,” said Visit Clarksville Board Chairman Jerry Allbert.
Houston, TX – Patients hospitalized or treated in the emergency room for depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other psychiatric disorders may have an increased risk for stroke, particularly in the 15 days following their psychiatric diagnosis, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017.
Wounded during first tour in Iraq, 101st Airborne Soldier’s return there in support of OIR has personal meaning
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq – Smoke rose in the distance from an oil field set on fire during the battle between Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as U.S Army Sgt. Addison Owen stood outside his tent.
Owen, an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is no stranger to Iraq, this is his second time deployed to the country.
On his first deployment he fought beyond the oil-field, but now he has a different mission. In support of Operation Inherent Resolve he is part of a multi-national effort to assist the Iraq security forces.
American Heart Association says Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may affect Blood Vessel Health in Veterans
Dallas, TX – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
In the largest study to date on the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on blood vessel health, researchers found that blood vessels of veterans with PTSD were unable to expand normally in response to stimulus – they were less reactive — compared to veterans without PTSD. Less reactive blood vessels are linked to heart disease and other serious conditions.
Nashville, TN – Once, in another life, I found myself seated atop the rear of a convertible Corvette in a Veteran’s Day parade, cruising 5MPH down the streets of the township where I was an elected councilwoman. I’d been called up last minute (just that morning) by a fellow councilman colleague, as though I was to know of the tradition that existed each year.
There would be a program of festivities and a ceremony set up at the local park. As we waved and smiled at our neighbors and friends, I saw the councilman pull out two typed sheets of paper from the breast pocket of his suit. When I asked what it was, he said, “You know we’re making speeches.”
Austin Peay State University students present Veterans Treatment Court with unique Goldsmith Press creation
Clarksville, TN – “I know I have a long ways to go and a lot to learn, but the help is definitely here.”
When the United States and its allies need help, our soldiers answer the call. But when those same men and women need a hand, programs like the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) exist to make sure they are not alone.
Established in 2012, the court aims to help veterans who come to the criminal justice system as a result of drug addictions, homelessness and other situations brought on by wartime stress.
Staff to better assist Veteran Students in Transition
Clarksville, TN – Transitioning from military life to student life can be difficult for veterans, particularly if they have recently returned home from a deployment or completed their active duty service.
Unlike the structured environment of the military, universities have a variety of colleges, departments and administrative areas that can feel like a complicated maze to navigate.
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