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Newsletter - February 2014
"What do you get if you give up? Nothing. You can't undo what's done. You can only work around it and do your best to move forward," says Army Staff Sergeant Russell Smith. "Art can help you escape from all that is racing around in your mind." Smith came home from Afghanistan in 2005 with TBI and PTSD and a desire to return to his longtime love of art. Read about Smith's own artwork and about the art therapy classes he hosts for other wounded warriors.Read >>
BrainLine Military's video blogger, Adam Anicich, shares a message of hope for service members and veterans living with TBI or PTSD. "You guys out there are not going to be defined by any disabilities, any brain injuries, any post-traumatic stress disorder. That may be a small part of your life, but it's not who you are." Take a look at this video and Adam's other messages on BrainLine Military.Watch>>
Watch more of Adam's video blog posts >>
"Post-traumatic stress disorder brings with it this huge, tremendous survival instinct to avoid. I want to get away from anything that reminds me of the trauma. And the more you get away, the more isolated you become in life, the less confident you become about your ability to just live life," says Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe, PhD. In this video clip, he talks about how healthcare providers need to be honest and help their patients to take small steps as a way to feel safe and in control of their own progress.Watch >>
Watch more video clips with Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe, PhD >>
Watch more Ask the Expert segments >>
For more information about TBI, please come visit us at BrainLineMilitary.org.
All the best from BrainLine Military.
Noel Gunther, Executive Director
Ian Collins, Technical Web Manager
Kelly Deckert, Associate Manager of Online Media
Leon Gittens, Project Administrator
Brian King, Senior Multimedia Producer
Sharon Ladin, Director, BrainLine
Christian Lindstrom, Director, Learning Media
Victoria Tilney McDonough, Editor
Elaine Phillips, MSP, CCC/SLP, Research Consultant
Justin Rhodes, Associate Project Manager
Newsletter Editor: Victoria Tilney McDonough
About Brainline Military
BrainLine Military is a service of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital. The TBI and PTSD section of BrainLineMilitary.org is funded by a grant from the Newman's Own Foundation.