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Military mentality, vulnerable veterans

Military mentality, vulnerable veterans

November 11, 2013

Veterans’ issues get special focus during Veterans Day week, but Dr. Michael Seyffert focuses on the brains of our recently returned service men and women, and veterans from past conflicts, all year round. He’s in the last year of psychiatry training at U-M, after more than a decade in practice as a neurologist and sleep specialist. That gives him

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Mindfulness therapy may help with combat-related PTSD

Mindfulness therapy may help with combat-related PTSD

June 3, 2013

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

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Student veteran peer support gets boost

Student veteran peer support gets boost

January 7, 2013

A novel program to help new student veterans successfully transition to life in college will receive nearly $1 million over three years from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. The Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) Program,

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

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

September 17, 2012

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

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Returning vets have significant mental health care needs

Returning vets have significant mental health care needs

March 29, 2012

Sheila Rauch, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Serving Returning Veterans’ Mental Health at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, was featured in a News Herald article about the increased need for physical and mental health services provided through the VA. Read the full article

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Veterans helping veterans

Veterans helping veterans

November 15, 2011

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

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