Monday, February 13, 2012

UCF Suicide-PTSD program off to a bad start

If this is the "research" they are basing this program on, they are off to a bad start.

"Research shows as many as 18 percent of those who have been exposed to military combat struggle with PTSD."

The latest news is 30% of Marines, 40% of Soldiers and 50% of National Guards and Reservists. What "research" are they talking about and how old is it? Vietnam veterans came in at 30% with one deployment. The Army stated that repeat deployments increased the risk by 50% and most have been on multiple tours.

Vets with PTSD invited to free UCF clinical program
February 13, 2012 12:05 AM Posted in: East Volusia
Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who are living in Volusia and Flagler counties and may be struggling with post traumatic stress disorder are invited to a meeting next Monday about a free, new therapy being conducted by the University of Central Florida.

Project SPEAK, a suicide prevention program at UCF Daytona and Daytona State College, will host the meeting in collaboration with the Trauma Management Therapy Project at UCF. It will be at noon in the Daytona State/UCF Joint Use Facility (Building 140), Room 115, on Daytona State's campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The Trauma Management Therapy project is a clinical research program for military personnel returning from the wars overseas with PTSD. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, combines virtual reality exposure therapy with group treatment. It is available to all military personnel who were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
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1 comment:

  1. Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, please visit the University of Central Florida Anxiety Disorders Clinic's website and consider participating in their new Trauma Management Therapy Program. This is a great opportunity to get help for yourself and help the medical profession to better care for your comrades.


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