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Mobile apps help vets cope with stress, mental health issues

Mobile apps are opening up new ways for physicians to deliver health care services, including mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology is at the forefront of efforts to develop innovative technology to help military service members, veterans and their families cope with psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues. The center, known as T2, also delivers tested solutions — many of them mobile apps — to help improve the lives of patients wherever they are located.

Detailed study confirms high suicide rate among recent veterans

Recent veterans have committed suicide at a much higher rate than people who never served in the military, according to a new analysis that provides the most thorough accounting so far of the problem.

The rate was slightly higher among veterans who never deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, suggesting that the causes extend beyond the trauma of war.

Combat Center links military kids via website

The internet has become a primary tool to find resources and information and to connect with like-minds. The Department of Defense supports a website called Military Kids Connect, which helps children to cope with the stresses of that come with being a military child, like a parent’s deployments or having to frequently relocate.

Extended periods of time away from a parent can undoubtedly be difficult, but this website is one of several resources available to aid.

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