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Good Housekeeping | Aug 5, 2022

Janet Iacobucci's husband, Joe, almost never spoke about what happened in Vietnam — and fearing what she'd learn, Janet never asked. But eventually, she knew they couldn't pretend anymore.

The Washington Post | Aug 5, 2022

Inspired by the mental health toll that the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot took on first responders, the U.S. Senate passed a bill Monday night that creates a pathway for families of officers who die by suicide to access death benefits.

NeurologyAdvisor | Aug 5, 2022

A self-powered sensor neck patch has been developed to determine head kinematics — the angular acceleration and the angular velocity during collision — which could be used to detect concussions, according to a report published in Scientific Reports.

Inverse | Aug 3, 2022

In trauma’s early aftermath, changes in the hippocampus could help identify and potentially prevent PTSD from developing.

Associated Press | Aug 3, 2022

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. -- Learn more about exercising with brain injury in the Basic Self-Care section of The Treatment Hub.

U.S. News & World Report | Aug 3, 2022

A service dog can lower the severity of a U.S. military veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder, according to past research.

The Washington Post | Aug 3, 2022

The bill also would amend a federal program to make it easier for officers suffering from PTSD linked to their work to access disability benefits.

UNC School of Medicine | Jul 28, 2022

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that in the initial days and weeks after experiencing trauma, individuals facing potentially threatening situations who had less activity in their hippocampus – a brain structure critical for forming memories of situations that are dangerous and that are safe – developed more severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. This association between reduced hippocampal activity and risk of PTSD was particularly strong in individuals who had greater involuntary defensive reactions to being startled.

BBC | Jul 28, 2022

Sport governing bodies have been called on to acknowledge that repetitive head impacts cause a degenerative brain disease after new research found a causal link between the two. The authors say they have found "conclusive evidence" that repetitive head impacts cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Arizona State University | Jul 28, 2022

New research led by scientists at Arizona State University has revealed some of the first detailed molecular clues associated with one of the leading causes of death and disability, a condition known as traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

The New York Times | Jul 27, 2022

The singer-songwriter’s surprise return to the stage at the folk festival she first played in 1967 was an act of bravery, joy and reinterpretation.


The New York Times | Jul 20, 2022

Four Veterans Affairs clinicians, frustrated with existing treatments for addiction and PTSD, have turned to drugs the government still deems illegal.

Yahoo! News | Jul 18, 2022

With 308,000 average annual cases in the US, they say traumatic brain injury has become frequent among school-aged children participating in sports and playground activities that involve equipment such as football, basketball, and soccer.

ABC News | Jul 18, 2022

The lifeline has been in operation as a ten-digit number (1-800-273-TALK) since 2005 and that number will continue to route callers to 988.

KSAT / ABC | Jul 18, 2022

Friends, family can also use the hotline to request for someone to check on their loved ones. The new Crisis Line is “988.” The three-digit suicide hotline number does not replace the already existing lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, but makes it easier for people during emergencies.

NPR | Jul 15, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with soccer great Briana Scurry about The Only, a new Paramount+ documentary about her stardom and struggles after the U.S. Women's Soccer's historic 1999 World Cup win.  --  Learn more about Briana Scurry here

People | Jul 15, 2022

Marvin Frink, who left the military with injuries to his body and mind, has discovered unexpected joy in cattle farming and helping other struggling vets

Yahoo! News | Jul 13, 2022

Christopher Deery, the Veteran Services Director for Cass County, North Dakota, shared his personal struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and highlighted the importance of seeking mental health treatment.

Today | Jul 13, 2022

Alex Dayle was 16-years-old when he suffered a brain bleed after getting hit in the head with a baseball, but he’s not letting the scary incident turn him away from the sport he loves.

CBS News | Jul 13, 2022

For the first time Colorado prosecutors have convinced a jury and judge that some forms of emotional abuse can result in physical trauma to a human brain. 

KSAT / ABC | Jul 12, 2022

Mission Roll Call organization uses veteran feedback to fight for their access to care on Capitol Hill. Coming off of National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, a San Antonio Marine Corp veteran has spent time sharing his story with others in need.

KSL / NBC | Jul 12, 2022

Concussions are a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body. Those hits can damage the brain tissue and change how it functions. Depending on the severity of the injury, they can also be life-altering. For the best chance of recovery, the brain needs plenty of rest.

U.S. News & World Report | Jul 12, 2022

A well-fitting bike helmet significantly reduces the odds of serious head injury or death due to a bicycle, scooter or skateboard accident, experts say.

The Guardian | Jul 12, 2022

He was a rising star in the Democratic party and ‘sorta ran for president’ but, as he recounts in his new book, haunted by his experiences in Afghanistan.

CBS News | Jul 12, 2022

Richard and Lindsay Puente launched Cast and Hook Fishing last summer. The nonprofit aims to offer people like them an outlet: a healthy way to cope with their service, and what's going on in their life.