A busy week in inspiring PTSD news. First, I want to introduce you to a PTSD Desert Storm Navy vet who, with the help of a PTSD Operation Iraqi Freedom Army vet, is launching an incredible new project: Check outOperation PTSDfor some true healing inspiration. The official launch will be November 11th; for now, you can read about how one vet sees PTSD healing, and his call to action from everyone, troops and civilians alike.
Second, I think you’ll get a kick out of some of the articles below as they show how one survivor healed PTSD with CBT, how whiplash can cause PTSD - and yet it can be averted, how Mental Illness Awareness Week is being supported by the mayor of one Florida town, how Matthew Mconaughey is supporting our troops and stats that prove what the #1 cause of PTSD is in the general population. Happy reading!
Topics for Everyone
Train Wreck Survivor Heals PTSD with CBT - ‘What I like about my current psychologist Anton Kruger is that the first thing he said to me was: “Right, what do you want to do with your future?” and I loved that, it suits my personality,’ says Pam.
Sexual Assault Hotlines Surge - A U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics report found that of the 60,000 sexual assault cases reported in 12 states in 2000, about a quarter were perpetrated by family members.
Car Accidents Names as Leading Cause of PTSD in General Population - Over three million people a year are involved in automobile accidents which cause serious bodily injury and psychological distress. Between 10 and 45 percent of those injured later suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can interfere with their daily functioning, according to the first book that comprehensively examines the psychological effect of motor vehicle accidents on the survivors of a crash.
Matthew Mconaughey Promotes Service to Vets - The PSA was developed with support from Major League Baseball (MLB) and its Welcome Back Veterans program, which has teamed with iParticipate to help veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families with treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as job opportunities, to raise funds and volunteer support.
Mass. Nonprofit leads way nationally on women vets in crisis - At a time when Americans are just beginning to pay attention to the special challenges faced by women who have served in the military, the Northampton-based non-profit Soldier On has created a national model for helping women veterans in crisis.
Chiarelli: Reduce Brain Injury Stigma - The Army’s vice chief of staff Monday called upon the service’s sergeants to change the stigma linked to “the signature wounds of this war - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.”
Stress Management Program Helps Soldiers With PTSD - The APEX program trains participants to better manage stress and anger and increase their concentration. Bauer says he’s proof of the program’s power, saying it has helped him recover his positive outlook on life.
Screening for Mental Health Awarded DoD Funding - Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) today announced that they have received funding from the Department of Defense (DoD) to continue their work with Military Pathways TM, a mental health awareness and education program that offers free, anonymous mental health self-assessments to veterans and personnel from all branches of the military as well as their families.