Category: PTSD and TBI

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
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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
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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

Operation Engage America – Norfolk NE Veteran Resource Fair

Event: Operation Engage America – Norfolk, Nebraska Veteran Resource Fair Date: Saturday Sept 24th, 2016 Time: From 1pm-4pm (vendors set up at 12:00pm) Location: Lifelong Learning Center -Northeast Community College Campus 801 East Benjamin Ave Norfolk, NE 68701 Event into: The goal of the Operation Engage America – Norfolk resource fair is to create an invigorating and educational day of awareness… Read more

Nurturing Our Warriors Week in Las Vegas – 10/8 through 10/12

Gala presentation of a new Veteran Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center in Las Vegas, designed to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat Veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. This amazing technology restores the lives of Veterans, athletes, police and firefighters and their families and is a game-changer in the fight against the epidemic of Veteran depression, homelessness and suicide… Read more