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University of Rochester Medical Center | Oct 12, 2021

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are part of a new collaborative project, led by the University of California, Los Angeles, to study concussions in children and teens. The project, which was awarded $10 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will test ways to predict which kids will develop persistent symptoms after a concussion, so researchers can study how to help them recover faster.

Arizona State University | Oct 12, 2021

Rebecca K. Blais, a new associate professor of psychology at Arizona State University, studies how to support service members who experienced sexual violence during military service. 

VAntage Point, An official website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Oct 12, 2021

Marine Corps Veteran Vince Bryant has seen war and lived through some very dark times. Now as a peer support specialist, he is reaching out to his fellow Veterans. In this unique role at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Bryant shares his personal recovery story with Veterans while providing encouragement, offering hope and helping others achieve specific, life-related goals for recovery.

KSBH-41, Kansas City, Scripps Media, Inc | Oct 12, 2021

According to ART International, mental health affects one in five adults each year, and about nine million Americans live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder each year. Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses traditional counseling and bilateral eye movements to help the brain remove negative emotions and physical sensations that are tied to a specific trauma or phobia.

Business Insider | Oct 8, 2021

When the interviewer asks why Fauci is so affected by the memory, he replies: "Post-traumatic stress syndrome - that's what it is."

CNN | Oct 8, 2021

The first punch: the actual event -- an oil spill, a hurricane, a winter storm, the lethal heat that scorched parts of the US as recently as a couple weeks ago. The second punch: the trauma that can persist long after the event is no more.

The New York Times | Oct 8, 2021

Connor Fields’s gruesome crash on the Olympic BMX track left him with serious brain trauma, a fractured memory and a lot of questions about the future.

WBTS / NBC | Oct 7, 2021

Two Boston doctors share their thoughts on neurological symptoms and what has been referred to as "long COVID," or so-called COVID-19 “long-haulers," who experience side effects long after contracting the virus.

MPR News | Oct 7, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder claims by Minneapolis police are putting pressure on the city’s self-insurance fund and driving workers’ compensation claims to the highest number in at least a decade. 

The Washington Post | Oct 7, 2021

Losing a parent or other primary caregiver is one of the most stressful things that can happen in a child’s life — putting them at risk of a trajectory of depression and post-traumatic stress, as well as physical manifestations of grief, such as heart problems.

Military Times | Oct 7, 2021

Two-thirds of military teens want to follow in their parents’ footsteps. But “The kids are not okay,” wrote the researchers in this survey, conducted by Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and the National Military Family Association.

KNWA-TV / NBC | Oct 6, 2021

For months people have been going through a pandemic and for some, it’s triggering mental health issues. -- For information on treatments for PTSD please visit The Treatment Hub.

Jefferson Public Radio | Oct 6, 2021

Many programs and people are working on the situation, trying to bring the suicide numbers down. They include Dr. Alan Teo, a psychiatrist at the VA in Portland and an associate professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University.

Military Times | Oct 6, 2021

“As former secretaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs, we understand firsthand the challenges active-duty service members and veterans face and the need for their peers, friends, and family to lift them up,” the former VA Secretaries sent to Congress reads.

WBIR-TV / NBC | Oct 5, 2021

Those who participated in the 20-mile "Trail to Zero" also said they're finding peace in the saddle.

WPVI-TV / ABC | Oct 5, 2021

"I came back with a lot of mental health issues," said Jonathan Bittner of Harleysville, Montgomery County.

ABC7 Chicago | Oct 5, 2021

Seven years after he was violently attacked, this bodybuilder is giving back to others recovering from traumatic brain injuries like him.

KTBS / ABC | Oct 5, 2021

Along with the excitement of football season, the possibility of injuries also exists. And injuries to the head can be especially dangerous and have long-term consequences.

KPBS / PBS | Oct 4, 2021

One injured Marine scored a rare win in a system that advocates say invites troops with PTSD to commit more misconduct, while the military decides their fate.

Military Times | Oct 4, 2021

In a year that stretched the limits of the human ability to handle stress and fear, the National Guard had a challenging set of variables to confront: How do we care for our people when our limited interactions are now, at best, virtual? 

Yahoo! News | Oct 4, 2021

Why do more troops, especially soldiers, die by suicide? Experts said reasons vary, even by base.

NCPR / NPR | Oct 4, 2021

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced she will join other Congresspeople to support the Brandon Act which will create new ways to provide mental health support and reduce the stigma associated with it.

NPR | Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Marwah Abdalla led one of the first studies to look at psychological distress among New York City health care workers and found that substantially more than 50% of New York City workers experienced acute stress. Acute stress can sometimes be a precursor for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Forbes | Oct 1, 2021

A new research paper published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology attempts to understand why certain memories from traumatic experiences are more likely to reappear as intrusive memories than others.

U.S. News & World Report | Oct 1, 2021

When people suffer a severe head injury, it's hard to predict how they will fare in the long run. But a new study suggests that something fairly simple — measuring a protein in the blood — could help.