February 9, 2017

Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide’s A Risk

Jay Zimmerman got his first BB gun when he was 7, and his first shotgun when he was 10. “Growing up in Appalachia, you look forward […]
January 27, 2017

Veterans with traumatic brain injuries and the realities when returning home

For Veterans, returning home may be a complicated journey filled with emotional, physical, and mental highs and lows, particularly if they are trying to recover from […]
January 23, 2017

Deschutes County Selected for Behavioral Health Pilot Program

Deschutes County, Ore. – Deschutes County has been selected to participate in a two-year federally-funded behavioral health pilot program. The new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic […]
January 3, 2017

National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival kicks off

The 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition began January 1. During January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient clinics are invited […]
December 20, 2016

VA study finds EEG can help differentiate between PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury

A recent VA study points to a possible breakthrough in differentiating between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), otherwise known as a concussion.

The two disorders often carry similar symptoms, such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness. Scientists have tried to distinguish between mTBI and PTSD in hopes of improving treatment options for Veterans, but many symptom-based studies have been inconclusive because the chronic effects of

December 13, 2016

Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy

Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that's just as good by videoconference.

December 8, 2016

“Got Your Six” throw party

The new band “Got Your Six” is throwing a Christmas party Dec. 22 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home that will include a buffet and holiday music, all at no charge.

November 30, 2016

These soldiers at Walter Reed are making masks to reveal the hidden wounds of war. And to heal.

A novel arts therapy program encourages soldiers to paint their emotions on papier-mache masks.

November 23, 2016

Veterans, Trauma, and Identity

Winter Term 2017 Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease will be teaching a reading and conference course PSY 405/505 on Veterans, Trauma, and Identity at Oregon State University’s main campus in Corvallis. Students will need her approval to take the course and can do this by turning in a Psychology Override Form with her signature. The form is available in Reed Lodge. The time is TBD based on participants schedules. For more information about this course you can