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Veteran naval officer Morgan Luttrell has always taken his responsibilities seriously. Responsibility for the men and women under his command. Responsibility to his country. Responsibility to his family. When he felt his brain injury might negatively impact that he took action.
Veteran Morgan Luttrell was part of a terrible helicoper crash that left him with a spinal cord injury and a TBI. He says, "The physical injuries are the easy part...it was the neck up [that was problematic]."
Those in the military go through so much and that can lead to issues once they leave the service. They can get help for themselves by seeking out treatments, but they can also help others going through the same thing.
Veteran Jonathan Warren was with his girlfriend for 10 years but when we left military service he wasn't the same man as before. He wanted to give her the love and treatment she deserved, but he needed to get himself help first.
Veteran Jonathan Warren got five CT scans and five MRIs over the course of his military career and each time they found nothing to explain his changed behavior. Then he got an EEG and everything changed.
Veteran Jonathan Warren felt able to cope with the physical symptoms of his brain injury but he thought the emotional issues were caused by his PTSD. He soon realized that a brain injury can lead to those intangible issues as well.
Veteran Jonathan Warren came back from service convinced he was fine -- until things started to change. Even though tests told him nothing was physically wrong, he new something wasn't right. So he took action. He dove in to finding treatments that might help -- and he started seeing results.
Dr. James Kelly knows that many of those in the millitary receive "invisible wounds" while in service and those can go unnoticed. The Marcus Institute evaluates to see if a person for those wounds and then provides comprehensive care for the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that can accompany trauma to the head using a combination of traditional and complementary treatments.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy, teaches people to reroute their negative thought patterns to improve their mental health. Many Veterans have found that CBT helps them process their trauma. Learn from Veterans who found relief with CBT at VA.