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BrainLine, a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), recently showcased six free smartphone applicationscreated for veterans with disabilities and their families. The applications address issues ranging from stress and mood regulation to tools to help improve quality of care for people with TBI and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some of the applications, including Breathe2Relax and Tactical Breather, help veterans manage stress and anxiety through repetitive breathing exercises. Others, such as mTBI Pocket Guide and PTSD Coach, offer information to help educate and support veterans and their health providers. Another, PTSD Support for Veterans, provides a forum for veterans to post videos to share their stories and lend support to their fellow veterans. These free apps and others can be found in either the iTunes App Store or in the Android Market.
Full story: BrainLine, Six Free Military TBI Smartphone Apps, October 19, 2011, available at http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/2011/07/top-6-military-tbi-apps.html
BrainlineMilitary.org Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Each year there are a reported 1.7 million civilian brain injuries in the United States. In the military between 2000 and the first quarter of 2012, more than 244,000 service members sustained a TBI. Brain injury, caused largely by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), has become the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most brain injuries are mild, and most people recover in a matter of weeks. BrainLineMilitary.org provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury to veterans; service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve; and their families.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition works with veterans in the food and farming communities in 48 states, to provide farming education, and veteran assistance to those in need. Our Farmer Veterans produce a wide range of food and fiber products, all of which are an integral part of America’s food system.
Vittles’ has completed a documentary about The Farmer Veteran Coalition titled Farmer Veteran. “Watching a chicken hatch makes combat veteran Alex Sutton smile, so he decides to become a farmer. The sense of purpose he once felt as a soldier returns, but his crippling PTSD remains. Along with his wife, Jessica, he toils through four seasons on a different kind of battlefield and wonders if, for him, the war will ever end. This intense and intimate feature length documentary opens a window into the complex lives of veterans: wanting and not wanting to be civilians, aching for the intensity of war and yet wishing to cast off the memories that haunt them. It also explores the strengths and limitations of farming as occupational therapy for a population in search of purpose after war and a country in need of young farmers.”
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Since 2001, more veterans have died by their own hand than in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one veteran dies by suicide in America every 80 minutes. While only 1% of Americans has served in the military, former service members account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. Based in Canandaigua, NY and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls each month from veterans of all conflicts who are struggling or contemplating suicide due to the psychological wounds of war and the challenges of returning to civilian life. The timely documentary CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving the lives of service members.