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Mindfulness therapy may help with combat-related PTSD

Mindfulness exercises that include meditation, stretching, and acceptance of thoughts and emotions might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder find relief from their symptoms. A new collaborative study from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System shows that veterans with PTSD who completed an 8-week mindfulness-based group treatment

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Vets with PTSD who also struggle with substance abuse have increased risk of death

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The new study is the first to examine the association between drug or alcohol use disorders and

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Veterans helping veterans

In an interview with Michigan Radio, Brandon Brogan, program manager of Buddy-to-Buddy, explains how the program uses a peer-to-peer model to help recently returned veterans transition back to civilian life.  Buddy-to-Buddy is part of M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks), which includes programs developed by the Depression Center, the Department of Psychiatry, and other partners. Listen to the

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