Combat PTSD

The following video was created by a member of the FOV staff to help loved ones and
others understand more about Combat PTSD.  If you are a Veteran of OIF or OEF, and
are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you may not want to watch this video as
it contains combat-related images from Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.familyofavet.com/ptsd_in_veterans.html

War Veterans Try Yoga, Hiking, Horseback Riding to Treat PTSD

Veterans are experimenting with new ways to heal wounds left by their war experiences—and many are demanding the U.S. government do the same.

Some are trying hikes on the Appalachian Trail, scuba diving and horseback riding. Their pursuit of alternative treatments has spawned a cottage industry of dance, drama, companion dogs, tai chi, fish-oil supplements and high-pressure oxygen treatments to treat brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/war-veterans-try-yoga-hiking-horseback-riding-to-treat-ptsd-1410537293

Study examines impact of service dogs on veterans with PTSD

Retired Marine and lifelong New Yorker Matthew Raible knows that service dogs save lives.

On a cold January night, the disabled Vietnam veteran fell while transitioning from the driver’s seat to his wheelchair inside his specialized van. He lay on the floor as temperatures plummeted; the door handle and his keys with an automatic door opener were out of reach.

http://www.stripes.com/promotions/2.1066/study-examines-impact-of-service-dogs-on-veterans-with-ptsd-1.327058

Assisted Living for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI) Pilot Program

The Assisted Living for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI) pilot program provides specialized residential care and rehabilitation to eligible Veterans with traumatic brain injury to enhance their rehabilitation, quality of life, and community integration.   (Read More About the AL-TBI Pilot Program…)