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Newsletter - October 2014

What Saved Former Marin Matt Brown from Suicide?

an exclusive video interview with a brave veteran

Former Marine Matt Brown, who has TBI and PTSD, was dangerously suicidal and he would never "sugarcoat" that fact. It was finding his voice to help others that saved him.

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Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training for Soldiers

an exclusive interview with Elizabth Stanley, PhD

Think about a caveman. Suddenly, there’s a tiger chasing him, wanting to eat him, and the caveman has to run away to stay alive. Life can feel like this, but unlike the caveman, we don’t often have the chance to calm down and re-regulate our systems.

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Stress: A Normal Reaction to a Combat Situation

an exclusive video interview with John Rigg, MD

For service members injured by an improvised explosive device, not only was the blast a horrific and stressful event in and of itself, but it may have killed or injured close comrades.

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TBI & PTSD Information & Resources

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All the best from BrainLine Military.

Noel Gunther, Executive Director
Tina Chovanec, Project Director
Kelly Deckert, Associate Manager of Online Media
Ashley Gilleland, Producer
Christian Lindstrom, Director, Learning Media
Victoria Tilney McDonough, Editor
Elaine Phillips, MSP, CCC/SLP, Research Consultant

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 is funded by a grant from the Newman's Own Foundation.


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