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on Sat Apr 19 11:14 AM

Pulitzer-winning series used as tool to lobby for change - Veterans

STARS AND STRIPES

After a combat tour in Iraq, Kris Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 for attempting suicide. His superiors wrote him up for malingering and not being on a plane to his second combat deployment — a flight he missed because he was...
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on Thu Apr 17 5:02 PM

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked With Emotional Issues In Teens

HUFFINGTON POST

By Liza Baskin Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent? A recent study found that teenagers who have had a traumatic brain injury were at...
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on Thu Apr 17 6:30 AM

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

PSYCH CENTRAL

Emerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at “significantly greater odds” of attempting suicide, being bullied, and engaging in a variety of high-risk behaviors....
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on Thu Apr 17 6:00 AM

Teens more likely to attempt suicide following concussion

MEDICAL HEALTH NEWS TODAY

Study links traumatic brain injury in adolescents to raised risk of suicide, becoming victims or perpetrators of bullying, and other harmful behavior.
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on Thu Apr 17 3:00 AM

Concussion in teens increases risk of suicide attempts

MEDICAL HEALTH NEWS TODAY

Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviours, a...
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on Tue Apr 15 6:13 PM

Teenagers who have had a concussion also have higher rates of suicide attempts -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at 'significantly greater odds' of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high-risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely...
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on Sat Apr 5 4:49 PM

Fort Hood shooting underscores Army’s mental health crisis - U.S.

STARS AND STRIPES

This week’s deadly shootings at Fort Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a health care system that can identify and successfully treat service members who might...
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on Sat Apr 5 3:42 PM

Some 2009 Fort. Hood shooting victims battle between hope and reality - U.S.

STARS AND STRIPES

This week's shooting at Ft. Hood has drawn attention to survivors of the 2009 shooting at this sprawling Army post — and, those survivors hope, to their ongoing effort to heal and win compensation from the government.
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on Fri Apr 4 1:02 AM

Fort Hood shooting: What's known about combat stress and violence? (+video)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Fort Hood shooting suspect was being diagnosed for PTSD and claimed other mental health issues. The rates of suicide and domestic violence have increased during the years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, though it is unclear if an Iraq deployment...
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on Thu Apr 3 7:01 PM

Military playing catch-up on PTSD | Military Times

MILITARY TIMES

Even as a soldier diagnosed with mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, this week, a river of troubled veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars keeps flowing out of the military, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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