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Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010. “While we achieved modest success in reducing the number of suicides […]


‘Virtual world’ helps with post-traumatic stress

‘Virtual world’ helps with post-traumatic stress

Defense Department officials are using virtual-world interactivity to educate and help warfighters and others who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, also known […]


Study ties problems to post-traumatic stress

Study ties problems to post-traumatic stress

Service members who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries in combat and then struggle with depression, irritability, alcohol abuse and similar problems after they return home most likely are experiencing post-traumatic stress, rather than brain injury symptoms, according to a new […]


Army officials work to treat invisible wounds of war

Army officials work to treat invisible wounds of war

WASHINGTON: Military leaders and troops alike need more time at home between deployments to help diagnose and receive treatment for the “invisible” wounds of war such as post-traumatic stress, a senior Army officer said today. “It affects everything. It affects […]


Army explores PTSD treatments

Army explores PTSD treatments

ORLANDO, Fla.: Science and technology is leading the approach for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those treatments were discussed by medical experts at a topical panel at the 27th Army Science Conference Nov 30. The treatments discussed ranged from […]


Yoga class builds strength, eases stress for Soldiers in transition

Yoga class builds strength, eases stress for Soldiers in transition

SCHWEINFURT, Germany: Ambient music, fragrant candles and deep breathing exercises may not be hallmarks of standard Army PT, but the Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe know their Wednesday morning yoga class at the Kessler fitness center […]


Air Force officials remain vigilant in PTSD treatment

Air Force officials remain vigilant in PTSD treatment

WASHINGTON: With a commitment to taking care of Airmen and their families, Air Force officials said they will maintain a focus on the prevention, mitigation and treatment of deployment-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Air Force officials use a three-pronged approach to […]


Education key to overcome PTSD stigma

Education key to overcome PTSD stigma

WASHINGTON: All Soldiers need to receive standard training about mental-health issues if the Army is to overcome the stigma of seeking treatment, according a white paper rolled out Wednesday at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting. The author […]


Uncertainty about military suicides frustrates services

Uncertainty about military suicides frustrates services

WASHINGTON: The most frustrating part about suicide prevention is the uncertainty about what causes troops to take their lives, top military leaders said here July 29. This near-unanimous chorus was sounded on Capitol Hill when the second-ranking military officers of […]


 
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