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  • MY NEXT MOVE (JOBS)
    • My Next Move for Vets
    • Service to link vets to jobs associated with past performance/experience in military
  • PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
    • Library of Congress
    • American Association of Justice
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (National Institute of Health)
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (NIMH Psychotherapy)
    • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
    • American Bar Association
    • Library of Congress
    • American Association of Justice
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • United States Federal Law
    • U.S. Code Search
  • FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONS!
    • Give an Hour (Free Counseling)
  • THE NEWS AND INFORMATION
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • CNN Legal News
    • The National Law Journal
    • Law.com
  • STORIES/INFORMATION
    • Military reckons with the mental wounds of War
    • Bombs, war and the mysteries of the brain: How the Post’s TBI story came to be
  • INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR (RAND CORP)
    • Access Gaps to Care, Quality of Care. Estimated 31% of Troops have PTSD/TBI, Top 5 Barriers to Seeking Mental Health Care. (Stigma, Side effects, Not worth it…) This not only effects the Veteran but the family and society as a whole is impacted.
  • ONE IN FIVE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS SUFFER FROM PTSD OR MAJOR DEPRESSION (RAND CORP)TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (US DEPT OF DEFENSE)BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (CDC)
    • In the first analysis of its kind, researchers estimate that PTSD and depression among returning service members will cost the nation as much as$6.2 billion in the two years following deployment — an amount that includes both direct medical care and costs for lost productivity and suicide. Investing in more high-quality treatment could save close to $2 billion within two years by substantially reducing those indirect costs, the 500-page study concludes.
    • ….If PTSD and depression go untreated or are under treated, there is a cascading set of consequences,” Jaycox said.
    • “Drug use, suicide, marital problems and unemployment are some of the consequences. There will be a bigger societal impact if these service members go untreated. The consequences are not good for the individuals or society in general.
  • BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (CDC)
  • WHAT IS TBI? (PDF)