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Support Groups for Wounded Warriors
Banner: Question 21
Portrait of Secretary Gates
"When our troops are wounded, they must be confident that the military will do everything possible to help them heal."
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates
Business Executives for National Security
Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2008
Portrait of Chairman Mullen
"It's time we made everyone in uniform aware that the act of reaching out for help is, in fact, one of the most courageous acts and one of the first big steps to reclaiming your career, your life and your future."
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen
May 2, 2008


New Service Announced for Wounded Warriors, Families and Caregivers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2008 – Wounded troops with questions about their recovery, and their families, now have a new telephone hotline and e-mail address to contact for help. Story

Military Health System Prepares
More Online Mental Health Tools

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2008 – The Military Health System is planning a late-September update to its behavioral health Web site. Story

Study Spurs Reassessment of Programs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008 – Defense Department officials are assessing ways to better prepare servicemembers for the stresses of combat so they’re better able to avoid alcohol-related problems when they return home. Story

Behavioral Health Experts to Help Vets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2008 – Behavioral health issues affecting veterans returning from deployment took center stage yesterday during the first day of a three-day conference in Bethesda, Md. Story

Army Invention Saves Severely
Injured Servicemembers' Lives

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, June 13, 2008 – A new lifesaving standard of care has garnered the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here a prestigious recognition: invention of the year. Story

Walter Reed Rolls Out Safer,
Smoother Transport for Wounded

Safer, Smoother Transport for WoundedWASHINGTON, June 5, 2008 – Walter Reed Army Medical Center rolled out a sophisticated new vehicle today that will make wounded soldiers’ ride to the Army hospital safer and smoother. Story

Officials Break Ground for Brain
Injury Center of Excellence

Officials break ground for brain injury institute.WASHINGTON, June 5, 2008 – Just inside the gates of the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., officials today ceremoniously turned the dirt at the site of what will become the military's premier institute for the study and care of psychological health and traumatic brain injuries. Story

U.S. General in Iraq Takes
Measures to Prevent Suicides

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2008 - The U.S. general responsible for operations in Baghdad has announced that he is taking proactive measures to prevent soldiers in his command from taking their own lives. Story

Wounded Troops Increasingly
Demand Assistive Technology

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2008 - The number of returning wounded troops who need technology to assist with their visual, hearing, dexterity and cognitive disabilities is outpacing requests from other servicemembers. Story

Treatment Approaches Expand With Army's Commitment to Mental Health

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2008 – The Army is committed to improving its mental health services by providing better inpatient access and access to care, and eliminating the stigma associated with seeking behavioral health assistance, a senior Army psychiatrist said. Story

Army Stresses Suicide Prevention

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2008 – The Army is deploying a multitude of prevention programs as part of efforts to stop soldiers from taking their own lives, senior Army officials said. Story

New Program Offers
‘Care for Caregivers’

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, May 22, 2008 – The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here has launched a program aimed at caring for a segment of the military population much more accustomed to administering care than receiving it. Story