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Associated Press | May 2, 2022

Although fireworks are typically a mainstay at parties across the country, this year many of the glittering yet noisy displays have been cancelled over concerns by some military veterans who say the cracking and banging dredges up the horrors of battle, especially for those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

CNBC | May 2, 2022

The founders of the RWJBarnabas Health Field of Dreams – a playground and sports complex for children of all abilities – were inspired to create the park after their son was left with traumatic brain damage from a car crash.

WWLP / NBC | Apr 29, 2022

When actor Bruce Willis announced that he was stepping away from a long career in acting due to a condition called Aphasia, many people were curious to know more about this affliction.

NBC News | Apr 29, 2022

The USS George Washington had at least five shipmates die by suicide in the last year. Sailors detailed their struggles and the working conditions onboard.

NPR | Apr 29, 2022

A recent study found that during the pandemic's surge after surge, a majority of American health care workers experienced psychiatric symptoms. And yet, mental health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee found that very few got help for these symptoms.

Yahoo! | Apr 28, 2022

Although there's increased talk around the diagnosis and treatment of common mood and mental disorders like anxiety and depression, there's still a lot of work to be done to raise awareness, especially for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PsyPost | Apr 28, 2022

Trigger warnings have garnered much debate as to their effectiveness at protecting people from emotional distress. New research suggests that reading about triggering traumatic material did not result in an increase in trauma symptoms in both people who did and people who did not have PTSD symptoms.

Fortune | Apr 28, 2022

Almost a year after the first COVID-19 cases were reported, a study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research showed that people who had contracted the virus may have ongoing problems with thinking and memory. 

Futurity | Apr 27, 2022

While microwaves are generally considered safe and efficient, new research indicates that at extremely high magnitudes of power, microwaves have the potential to cause brain injuries.

The Washington Post | Apr 27, 2022

Stress can cause headaches. But elevated levels of cortisol released in response to stress also can damage the brain’s hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.

NBC News | Apr 27, 2022

The findings also revealed that Latino families reported fewer acts of compassion from medical staffers. Experts believe kindness may act as a protective layer against stress.

Stars and Stripes | Apr 26, 2022

On March 22, Idaho Marine veteran Jared Malone came to Ukraine to raise money for Victory Christian Church and help rent a building in Lviv that could house refugees. He spent nearly a month in Ukraine.

National Geographic | Apr 26, 2022

Recent brain imaging shows the disease can cause physical changes equivalent to a decade of ageing and trigger problems with attention and memory. Exactly why is still a mystery.

CNN | Apr 26, 2022

Family members of Covid-19 ICU patients may emerge with a different condition, study says.

KRQE / NBC | Apr 25, 2022

The latest federal data shows about 10 veterans a week are taking their own lives in Texas, and that number is on the rise. Some veteran advocates and organizations are pushing for state governments to think outside of the box to tackle the problem. -- For more on Psychedelics as treatment visit The Treatment Hub.

Today Online | Apr 25, 2022

Experts say millions of people are affected by trauma, which has become a buzzword and a meme. So why aren’t more of them being treated?

Good Housekeeping | Apr 25, 2022

Recurrent dreams and nightmares are common, but many don't realize the ties to mental health. 

People | Apr 25, 2022

The San Francisco 49ers legend's comments come a year after his former teammate, Greg Clark, died of suicide following a battle with CTE symptoms.

Stars and Stripes | Apr 22, 2022

Barbara Perea Casey told the assembly she did not want her husband, a U.S. Army veteran, to be on the next list of veteran suicide statistics.

WVPE | Apr 22, 2022

Former University of Notre Dame college football players have higher rates of brain disorders than the general public, according to a new medical study published April 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The Baltimore Sun | Apr 22, 2022

During a ceremony Thursday at the State House, Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law the Elijah Gorham Act, named after the Baltimore high school football player who died last year after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a game.

WFYI / NPR / PBS | Apr 21, 2022

Seventeen veterans die by suicide everyday in the U.S. Gov. Eric Holcomb is trying to change that by involving Indiana with a new nationwide awareness campaign.

Healthline | Apr 21, 2022

If you have PTSD, know you have plenty of options for treatment, including therapy and medication as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches like meditation. -- For more on meditation as treatment for PTSD visit The Treatment Hub.

The New York Times | Apr 21, 2022

Even before the pandemic, there was an “epidemic of loneliness,” and it was affecting physical health and life expectancy.

WMAZ / CBS | Apr 20, 2022

They have two new VR therapy systems to help patients who may struggle with PTSD or low cognition and to improve their motion and mobility.