Suicide prevention is a top priority of The American Legion. Deeply concerned about the number of military veterans who take their own lives at rates higher than that of the general population, the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans established a Suicide Prevention Program under the supervision of its TBI/PTSD standing committee, which reports to the national … [Read more...] about Veterans Suicide – An American Legion White Paper
I haven't been to the Vet Center in a few years. My therapist there transferred and I moved to the civilian sector. The transition from one to the other was about as seamless as I could have hoped for thanks to my Vet Center therapist. She set me up for success with my new therapist and with myself. I had been in regular therapy since 1991 in California but in 1998 I moved to … [Read more...] about Have you tried going to the Vet Center ? I did and I’m glad.
Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form. Veterans can have their providers fill out any of the more than 70 DBQs that are appropriate for their conditions and submit them … [Read more...] about List By Symptom – VA Disability Compensation
GAO is making five recommendations, including that DOD direct the Air Force and Navy to address inconsistencies in their screening and training policies and ensure that the military services monitor adherence to their screening, training, and counseling policies. DOD agreed with four of GAO’s recommendations, but did not agree to address inconsistencies in training … [Read more...] about Actions Needed to Ensure Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Are Considered in Misconduct Separations – GAO Report May 2017 » HadIt.com VA Disability Claims Veteran to Veteran
The Government Accountability Office found that thousands of soldiers were ousted, and cut off from benefits, despite diagnoses of traumatic brain injury or mental disorders.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com … [Read more...] about Wounded Troops Discharged for Misconduct Often Had PTSD or T.B.I.
One important part of a veteran’s traumatic brain injury claim, or any claim, is the use of medical literature to turn your injury into a disability win.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.disabledveterans.org … [Read more...] about TBI, Medical Opinions And All Imporant Medical Literature
Name: Patrick Jones Location: Colorado, USA Website: Brain Injury Chaplain Uses: Evernote for Mac and Evernote for iPhone We hear many interesting and unique stories from our users who tell us how Evernote helps them remember everything, but we never realized how important that could be until we got a note from Deacon Patrick Jones …Sourced through Scoop.it from: … [Read more...] about Patrick Jones – Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with help from Evernote – Evernote Blog
Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices.Sourced through Scoop.it from: evernote.comIf you have memory problems check out the free version of Evernote, it has been an indispensable tool for me. … [Read more...] about The note-taking space for your life’s work
A study well worth doing and following for veterans of all era's. As I read more about TBI I see that some of the symptoms that were once attributed to PTSD may also be symptoms of TBI. This is why it is so important to let the VA know if you suffered any kind of significant impact to your noggin including blasts. Did you know you don't have to unconscious to have a concussion? … [Read more...] about Navy SEAL brain study examines blast injuries | UTSanDiego.com