Intracranial Volume & Casualties of Combat-related mTBI & PTSD

Research Paper Title Brain Amygdala Volume Increases in Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background To identify amygdalar volumetric differences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals with comorbid mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) compared with those with mTBI-only and to examine the effects of… Read More

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Military Personnel: Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Research Paper Title Effects of Insomnia and Depression on CPAP Adherence in a Military Population. Background Initial self-reported depression and insomnia prior to the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure therapy did not reliably predict short- and long-term adherence in a sample of active-duty military and veteran patients. Reference… Read More

Number of Armed Forces Champions Set to Rise

MORE support to help Army leavers make the move to civvy street will soon become available. The government has pledged to increase the number of Armed Forces champions – who are based at job centres around the country and help with the likes of benefits and employment. Will Quince – Minister for Welfare Delivery –… Read More

Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More

Help for UK Homeless Veterans

A campaign has been launched to find homeless veterans and help them get the support they need. The No Homeless Veterans initiative is being funded by the Forces in Mind Trust and will call on local councils, homelesscharities and agencies such as Citizens Advice to “think veteran” and direct them towards extra help. The move… Read More

Free Access to National Parks for Disabled US Veterans

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the US Department of the Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service, among others, continues to offer free lifetime access passes to over 400 national parks and 2,000 recreation sites nationwide to any veteran with at least a 10% disability rating. How do I get a Lifetime Pass?… Read More

CrossFit Training For Veterans Seeking Better Mental Health

The NHS sets aside just 0.007% of its annual budget for mental health services for veterans, according to the BBC. Yet, the Centre for Mental Health reports that one in five veterans experience mental illness. It, therefore, makes sense for veterans to take control of their own mental health by embarking on a boot camp-style CrossFit training… Read More