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VIDEO from Medialink and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Real Warriors Campaign Launches New PSAs to Combat Stigma

Friday, October 16, 2009 General News J E 4
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Real Warriors Campaign Helps Members of the Military, Veterans and their Families

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 -- Post-traumatic stress is a common concern among American service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To combat the stigma that keeps some members of the military, veterans and their families from seeking needed psychological health care, the Real Warriors Campaign, sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), makes reaching out easier by providing access to psychological health information and resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

See video from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/DoD_37078/

Individuals can chat online to psychological health consultants through the campaign Web site, www.realwarriors.net, in addition to a toll free number, 866-966-1020.

The Real Warriors Campaign recently released new public service announcements (PSAs), highlighting the stories of an Army Major and U.S. Army Reservist who received treatment for psychological health concerns and are maintaining successful military careers. These PSAs are the second installment from the Real Warriors Campaign, a public education initiative designed to combat the stigma around psychological health care that often prevents service members, veterans and their families from seeking the care they may need.

Psychological stress is a common result of deployment, and by sharing their own stories, the soldiers who have volunteered for the Real Warriors Campaign, including Major Jeff Hall and Staff Sgt. Megan Krause, are proving that reaching out makes a real difference.

For additional information, please call 877-291-3263.

Medialink is a division of The NewsMarket.  Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos at http://www.thenewsmarket.com.

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SOURCE Medialink; Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

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