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Aug. 18, 2017

Shark Therapy: Wounded Soldiers Learn Coping Skills in Shark Tank

The four soldiers who stood over the shark tank knew what creatures lurked below. But as large flashes of gray streaked across the dark water, they willingly dove in to see if what many find terrifying could actually be therapeutic.

July 8, 2017

Service Dogs Provide Care, Support for DoD Warrior Games Athletes

About 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans have been competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games. But most of them would tell you the stars of the games have been the athletes' service dogs.

July 8, 2017

Warrior Games Help Marine Athlete Recover, Provide Joy for Family

For Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Danielle Pothoof, adaptive sports and her participation in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games have helped to keep her and her family happy.

July 6, 2017

Adaptive Sports, Service Dog Aid Airman in Recovery

A medically retired airman competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games credits his participation in adaptive sports and his service dog with helping him learn to live instead of just surviving.

June 27, 2017

Therapy Dog Brightens Lives

When a Whiteman Air Force Base therapy dog at the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office was medically retired, the search for a new dog began.

May 26, 2017

Green Road Project to Study Healing Effects of Nature

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., are embarking on a collaborative study seeking to scientifically measure the healing effects of nature.

April 28, 2017

Service Experts Discuss Progress in Recognizing, Treating PTSD and TBI

Heads of military centers and programs targeting post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury testified before a House panel on Defense Department clinical research and program assessment for PTSD and TBI in service members.

April 25, 2017

Second Lady Sees Art Therapy in Action at Hawaii Base

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited with military and civilian leaders at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to talk about how art therapy is being used to help service members and their families deal with difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses.

April 13, 2017

Boots Serve as Memory of What Soldier Can’t Express In Words

Retired Army Sgt. Timothy “Mike” Goodrich has found his way through art to express feelings of war that he cannot put into words because of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

April 12, 2017

Pentagon Exhibit Showcases Wounded Warriors’ Therapeutic Art

A new exhibit at the Pentagon displays art created by service members as part of their therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury to help in managing their symptoms.

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