Mary-Ann Rich says she’d always been “suspicious” of such things. But by the time she found Transcendental Meditation, she was isolated, agitated, and desperate for a breakthrough.
The great debate over how to best meet the health care needs of veterans remains a contentious issue in America, particular after the VA was accused of neglecting those who served the country. But some believe agencies like the Cohen Veterans Network could be the solution.
Health policy expert Daniel E. Dawes (who was an instrumental force in the drafting of the Affordable Care Act) and other mental health advocates are fighting to protect essential benefits currently under attack by Obama opponents, including benefits for mental health and addiction care.
A recent government study concluded that about 12 percent of service members who left the military between 2011 and 2015 did so with a discharge type that will make them unable to access Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Within that group, more than 55,000 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or related Read more
For Gary Kennedy, there’s satisfaction in helping those who have post-traumatic stress disorder. The veteran and former first responder wants to spread the word about local recreational activities and mental health services.
“These are ideas that don’t have any partisan aspect to them,” O’Rourke said. “We just want to serve Americans, veterans, heroes who need our help. We want to make sure we fulfill our commitment obligation to them.”
While there has been no confirmed link of PTSD to the Dallas ambush attack, the National Academy of Science reports that the disorder is “one of the signature injuries of the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
It took approximately 45 minutes in McKinney, a conservative bastion in North Texas. It took about a half hour in Austin, the unapologetically liberal seat of state government. But no matter what, in a pair of town halls meant to address veterans’ issues this week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, faced sharp questions about Republicans’ Read more
Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) differ from civilians with TBI in some key ways — with potentially important implications for long-term care and support of injured service members and their families, new research outlines.
The Texas Republican expressed concern for the U.S. military, national defense and fiscal responsibilities within the government to provide better health care for veterans. Misty Hook, a locally practicing psychologist and small-business owner, expressed her concerns about reimbursement issues as a health care professional caring for veterans and their mental health in a system where Read more
Having lived with PTSD since 1997 and having climbed my way out of a dark place to now where I live a very happy, fulfilling life by my design, I think I know a thing or two about living with PTSD. So in honor of PTSD Awareness Day, allow me to clarify what I believe Read more
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday that it would begin offering emergency mental health services to veterans with other-than-honorable discharges. The change acknowledges the population of veterans has been denied needed care, but it doesn’t go far enough, according to a statement from Vietnam Veterans of America, which has advocated for years on behalf Read more
Some Americans, including members of Congress, have a distorted view of what the Medicaid program is and who it serves.
It is often thought that primary care clinics are only able to help with physical health challenges, but a new study shows that this may not be the case. Researchers found that brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered in the primary care setting helped improve not only physical functioning but also symptoms of depression and Read more
South Texas Veterans Health Care System held a State of South Texas roundtable meeting to discuss current and future plans to increase veterans’ access to services, community care and suicide prevention resources.
The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund valuable new programs and services for a community with one of the highest veteran populations in the U.S.
More than a year after an investigation, the government agency that manages the nation’s suicide-prevention hotline for veterans has not been able to put in place seven recommendations from its own inspector general designed to improve the crisis line’s performance.
Taking a cue from lawmakers in other states, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved the new alert system for locating missing veterans and members of the military with a mental illness.
The rollover calls happen when phone lines are busy, leading to possible waits of 30 minutes or more.
The picture most of us seem to carry in our minds is of a grizzled older white male who served in Vietnam, has chronic mental health and/or substance abuse issues, and can be seen panhandling at an intersection with a cardboard sign.
Texas currently has 21 active veteran’s treatment courts. But Brown County would be the first county in a non-major metropolitan area with this court if commissioners approve it.