Advancing TBI Care for Veterans: Updates from the Polytrauma System of Care
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) polytrauma system of care provides comprehensive, high quality, interdisciplinary rehabilitation. Learn about the types of care available in the VA polytrauma system.
Improving Violence Risk Assessment Among Service Members and Veterans
Research has suggested service members and veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are at risk of developing psychological health disorders. These disorders have been linked to increased risk of violence among veterans of previous wars.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated 11 to 20 percent of service members after a deployment. Eight percent of the U.S. population will be affected by it in their lifetime. The more you’re aware, the more you can share with others who need help. Step up to raise awareness of this nationally important issue and pledge to those affected that they are not alone.
Check out “PTSD Treatment Options” on the DCoE website and the post-traumatic stress module at afterdeployment.org for more information.
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury will host a virtual Mental Health Fair on Facebook to share mental health resources for warriors, veterans, their families, caregivers and providers.
Visit our virtual exhibit hall to browse and access resources, and join live question and answer chats with front-line participants.
Deployment Health Clinical Center
National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center