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Signs of Respect: Supporting Veterans with PTSD on Fourth of July

Although patriotic in spirit, fireworks do not ignite universal delight. These unexpected explosions may cause some combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to experience overwhelming anxiety.

Learn more about how one organization helps veterans and service members start conversations about PTSD with a simple yard sign.

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My Voice: Yoga Helps Me Manage PTSD

We've launched a new blog series, "My Voice," that features stories by service members and veterans sharing what helped them to cope and heal from a psychological health concern or traumatic brain injury. In the first post, retired Air Force Master Sgt. Chris Eder describes how yoga helped him with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When Eder first began practicing yoga, he wasn't seeking enlightenment or even relief from PTSD. He was in pain from a pinched sciatic nerve.

Read Chris Eder's story.

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Need a Reason to Wear a Helmet? Watch Colin Woodside’s Story

It only took one time of rock climbing without a helmet to change Coast Guardsman Woodside’s life. Now recovered from a severe brain injury, he shares his story in a new video from A Head for the Future, the TBI awareness initiative from Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

Learn the significance of taking precautions to prevent brain injury.

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Save the Date to Register for the 2016 DCoE Summit

Health care professionals and academics involved in all aspects of psychological health and traumatic brain injury care, education and research for the military population are invited to take part in the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit - State of the Science: Advances, Current Diagnostics and Treatments of Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Health Care September 13 - 15. Registration opens July 11.

Visit DCoE Summit 2016 for more information.

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Deployment Health Clinical Center

DHCC works to improve psychological health and deployment-related health care for our nation's warriors and their families

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