Tag Archive for: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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‘I’m Still Dealing With It’: How Two Veterans Are Learning to Cope with PTSD

Army veteran Isiah James ‘loved’ being in the military. He says he enjoyed the kinship and camaraderie that the U.S. armed forces offered him. But when the Army medically retired him at 27, “that’s when all the problems hit me,”…
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Colorado Jail Helps Inmates Who Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries – U.S. News

From 2007 to 2008, Kevin Leeper was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq. Now, at age 31, he wears a different uniform: a tan jumpsuit and a barcode around his wrist. Leeper has been serving time at Colorado's Boulder County…
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FREE Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury Among Service Members and Veterans: What Behavioral Health Providers, Families and Peers Should Know – August 28 at 1:30 PM

The U.S. Department of Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center estimates that 22% of combat casualties are brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in service members and veterans often goes under-recognized because it can take days and…
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What Hospitals Can Teach the Police – The New York Times

In this opinion piece, Douglas Starr argues that law enforcement agencies should look to hospitals for de-escalation tactics. Read more.
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Some Veterans Worry a PTSD Diagnosis Will Force Them to Choose: Treatment or Their Guns – The Huffington Post

Despite assurance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, some veterans worry that diagnosis and treatment of PTSD will result in the government seizing their firearms. Read more.