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VA-led Consortium Launches Brain Bank for Research on PTSD

July 2, 2015 - A consortium led by the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has launched the first brain tissue biorepository (also known as a "brain bank") - to support research on the causes, progression and treatment of PTSD affecting Veterans.

VA Campaign Encourages Public to Help Raise PTSD Awareness

June 15, 2015 - As the country recognizes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is inviting the public to participate in its "PTSD Awareness: June 2015" campaign, which began June 1. This year's goal is to help more Veterans, their families, caregivers and community members understand what PTSD is and know that there are specific treatments that can help improve and save lives.

25 Years of PTSD Research, Education and Technology Provides Comprehensive Mental Health Care for Veterans

September 4, 2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) celebrates its 25th anniversary.

"We are extremely proud of the Center's work over the last 25 years," said Interim Under Secretary for Health Dr. Carolyn Clancy. "VA will continue to study, create awareness, educate and develop policies which better the lives of Veterans with PTSD for years to come."

DoD, VA Establish Two Multi-Institutional Consortia to Research PTSD and TBI

August 10, 2013 - In response to President Obama's Executive Order, DoD and VA highlighted today the establishment of two joint research consortia, at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and traumatic brain injury. The National Center for PTSD and STRONG STAR Consortium are collaborating in the new Consortium to Alleviate PTSD.

VA Starts Campaign to Raise PTSD Awareness

June 24, 2013 - In observance of PTSD awareness month, the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, invites the public to participate in its "Take the Step" campaign.

VA Offers Mobile App to Hurricane Sandy Responders

December 07, 2012 - VA is offering a mobile app to mental health personnel -- including VA providers -- who provide psychological first aid to children and adults affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

Online Toolkit Aims to Support Mental Health Providers Serving Veterans in the Community

September 27, 2012 - The VA has developed a new online Community Provider Toolkit ( aimed at delivering support, therapeutic tools, and resources to community providers treating Veterans for mental health concerns.

Individuals with PTSD who undergo couple therapy see significant improvement in symptoms and their relationshipLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.

August 14, 2012 - Ryerson researcher (formerly with the National Center for PTSD) collaborates with Center staff and Harvard Medical School to develop pioneering new therapy to treat couples affected by PTSD.

Investigators Identify New Gene Linked to PTSDLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.

August 7, 2012 - A gene known to play a role in protecting brain cells from the damaging effects of stress may also be involved in the development of PTSD. Principal investigator for this study is Mark W. Miller, PhD, VA's National Center for PTSD.

DOD, VA Release Mobile App Targeting Post-traumatic StressLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.

July 31, 2012 - The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for "prolonged exposure." This is a "treatment companion app" to be used between a therapist and patient who is undergoing Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD.

VA Continues PTSD Outreach with AboutFace Campaign

June 20, 2012 - In observance of June as PTSD Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has begun a new online initiative, AboutFace, focused on helping Veterans recognize PTSD symptoms and motivating them to seek treatment.

VA/DoD PTSD Coach App Wins Innovation Award for Telemedicine Advancement

May 30, 2012 - The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (DoD) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) coach mobile application marked its first anniversary with receipt of an award for innovation in the advancement of telemedicine from the American Telemedicine Association.

VA/DoD PTSD Coach App Wins FCC Award

October 28, 2011 - The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Coach smartphone application, jointly developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), is being honored today as one of seven recipients of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman's Awards for Advancements in Accessibility.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) App Helps Thousands

May 17, 2011 - The PTSD Coach smartphone application (app), launched in April by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), has already helped more than 5,000 users connect with important mental health information and resources.

Four VA Employees Are Finalists for Top Government Award

May 6, 2011 - Four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees are finalists for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, which honors outstanding federal employees who are making high-impact contributions critical to the health, safety and well-being of Americans.

VA/DOD Smart Phone App Helps Veterans Manage PTSD

April 19, 2011 - Veterans dealing with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can turn to their smart phones for help anytime with the PTSD Coach application created by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense.

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