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Military Times | Jul 29, 2021

Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury showed vast improvement in cognitive function after 12 weeks using an online brain game program, according to a study published in the journal Brain on Tuesday.

KBJR / NBC | Jul 29, 2021

"After 14 and a half years of being a police officer with Minneapolis, I was diagnosed with PTSD in the summer of 2020," said Chris Stewart, the founder of Heroes Helping Heroes.

The Guardian | Jul 29, 2021

Relatable jokes about trauma can help people feel less alone, but questions remain over how therapeutic they can truly be

The Atlantic | Jul 29, 2021

PTSD in the formerly incarcerated has been widely studied. But what follows the “vicarious imprisonment” of their free-world romantic partners?

Newsweek | Jul 29, 2021

The study, which was led by researchers at Imperial College London, U.K., and was published in the journal Brain Communications, found reductions in the volume of white matter in around 50 percent of the group of elite players.

ABC News | Jul 29, 2021

The devastating floods that killed 38 people in Belgium this month have left hundreds of survivors struggling with mental trauma

The Hill | Jul 29, 2021

"Mental health is health, period." -  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

CNN | Jul 29, 2021

With new cases of Covid-19 surging in most of the US — driven by unvaccinated Americans and fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant — hospitals are bracing for another round of devastation.

U.S. News & World Report | Jul 27, 2021

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes.

KCBX-FM / NPR | Jul 27, 2021

Bobby Newman, board member of Southeastern Guide Dogs, notes that to date the suicide rate is zero among PTSD veterans who have partnered with a service dog. Statistically, 22 veterans commit suicide every day.

NPR | Jul 27, 2021

Now, researchers at UT Health San Antonio are studying patients like Hernandez, trying to understand why their cognitive problems persist and whether their brains have been changed in ways that elevate the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

ABC Action News | Jul 27, 2021

New findings by researchers estimate 50-80% of America’s prison population has had a TBI. The statistics are worse for incarcerated women, with the study finding 97% have had a TBI and half have had multiple.

CNBC | Jul 26, 2021

Medicinal uses for psilocybin include depression, PTSD and other mental disorders, and as more clinical data comes in, a recent spate of public offering has raised billions of dollars for the emerging mental health field.

U.S. News & World Report | Jul 26, 2021

"One of the main takeaways is that the majority of recovery from post-traumatic stress happens in the first three months," said study lead author Emily Dworkin, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in Seattle.  --  To read the study, visit BrainLine's Research Updates.

The Washington Post | Jul 26, 2021

Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, a Capitol Police officer, is suffering from physical and psychological injuries stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection.  --  For information on treatments for PTSD please visit The Treatment Hub.

CBS News | Jul 26, 2021

There are only a few dozen people, since the first report in 1982 of the type of brain injury that Jacob experienced," Edlow told correspondent Lee Cowan.

ABC News | Jul 22, 2021

Ketamine is part of a growing field of research into whether drugs that have traditionally been viewed as illegal psychedelics or party drugs could, in certain contexts, help people with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral health and psychiatric disorders. For more information about psychedelics as treatments for PTSD please visit The Treatment Hub.

BBC | Jul 22, 2021

There is mounting evidence that heading a football repeatedly over many years may cause brain damage.

PBS NewsHour | Jul 22, 2021

As new cases tick upward, Vinson wrestles with all he has seen and knows “because there’s still people who don’t believe, still people who don’t want to get vaccinated. I know this [virus] is new, but it kills people,” he said. “This struggle is real. It’s not a political agenda.”

KHOU-TV / CBS | Jul 22, 2021

Brain scans of people who recovered from COVID-19 had more brain atrophy in parts of the brain that control taste, smell, and memory.

Johnson City Press | Jul 21, 2021

Janice found an ally in Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The veterans charity launched its Independence Program to help warriors, like Morgan, who face a lifetime relying on the help of caregivers for everyday tasks.

The Washington Post | Jul 20, 2021

Danckert discovered that the connection between brain injury and boredom went beyond mere anecdotal evidence. He surveyed 52 patients who had suffered either mild, moderate or severe TBI, finding that the presence and severity of head trauma predicted levels of boredom proneness.

WFAE / NPR | Jul 20, 2021

The new program, called THRIVE — Transforming Health and Resilience in Veterans — builds on the university’s expertise in concussion and head injuries from sports.

WXYZ / ABC | Jul 20, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects nearly 2.5 million veterans in the U.S. Its symptoms can be massive barriers for vets returning to civilian life. One company is trying to use the benefits of CBD to combat PTSD.

KAIT Arkansas | Jul 20, 2021

Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide in America. It’s an epidemic that the Jonesboro VFW is looking to cure.