Category: PTSD and TBI

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

VA Releases National Suicide Data Report

VA Releases National Suicide Data Report

Analysis Part of VA’s Comprehensive Examination of More Than 55 Million Death Records WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report yields several important insights:  Suicide rates increased for both Veterans and non-Veterans, underscoring the fact… Read more

National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) 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 said. John Davison, a clinical psychologist and chief of condition-based specialty care in… 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. Providers from the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and the VA Northern California Health Care… 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