Category: PTSD and TBI

Information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) PTSD Awareness Day 2018 – Click here to see our PTSD/TBI Resource List June 27, 2018 marks PTSD Awareness Day. Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official… Read more
President Donald J. Trump signs Executive Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Veterans

President Donald J. Trump signs Executive Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Veterans

The Secretaries of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security will develop a plan to ensure Veterans’ mental health care for the year after separating from service WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order titled, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.” This Executive Order directs the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs… Read more

VA to Provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Some Veterans with Chronic PTSD

Join over 300,000 supporters On… WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment option for a small number of Veterans with persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms resistant to standard options. VA to Provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Some Veterans with Chronic PTSD Providers from the Eastern… Read more

June 27, 2017 is PTSD Awareness Day

Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official said. John Davison, a clinical psychologist and chief of condition-based specialty care in DHA’s clinical support division, said in a June 24 DoD News interview that it’s important to… Read more

VA Fixes Veterans Crisis Line

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs News Release National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 WASHINGTON — In response to the recently released VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed processes from June 6 through Dec. 15, 2016, of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following statement: “The Department of Veterans Affairs is… Read more

September is Suicide Prevention Month – Help Save At Risk Veterans!

Click here to view a list of PTSD Resources The Power of 1: Your actions could save a life One small act can make a difference in the life of a Veteran in crisis. Every year, organizations across the country recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month. This year, join the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), local and national organizations,… Read more
Service Dogs

VA provides service dog benefits to Veterans with mental health disorders

August 18, 2016 – WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for Veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders. “We take our responsibility for the care and safety of Veterans very seriously,” said VA… Read more