Service Member Suicide Rates Undercounted by VA

OpDD identified that the number of suicides represented in the eight states (18% of US veterans), are 1.37 times greater than reported by the VA from 2014-2018. If these eight states and age adjustment represented a national rate: o Approximately 24 FSMs die per day by suicide (determined by coroner or medical examiner) compared to the VA’s 2014-2018 average of 17.7 veteran suicides per day. o Approximately 20 FSMs die per day by Self-Injury Mortality (SIM) – previously listed as accidents/undetermined – over 80% are coded as overdose deaths. o If these eight states collectively represented the national rate, the combined death rate would be at least 44 FSMs per day which is 2.4 times higher than the VA suicide rate Read more

Extivita’s 9/11 HBOT Veteran’s Video – HBOT News

Extivita-RTP recently released a 9/11 tribute video honoring the injured who have defended America. The short video gives us all the feels, as it features several veterans telling about their experience with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy post-war.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: HBOT Scholarships for TBI/PTSD-Brain Wounded Veterans

All-expenses-paid scholarships for ten (10) Veterans into HBOT treatment in Florida are available immediately. Read more

INDEPENDENCE FROM SUICIDAL IDEATION

TreatNOW’s Mission is to end service member suicides; service members suicides have once again increased, continuing a fifteen year trend. Coalition clinics have demonstrated 100% safety and over 90% success in treating over 21,000 service members, Special Operators, first responders, athletes and citizens with TBI/PTSD/Concussion. Read more

Lest We Forget

KOTERRA, America’s Mighty Warriors, the 22 Project, BurnPits360, the HUGS Project, PFRPA, Stand for the Troops, over 130 clinics and the TreatNOW Coalition remind us of other statistics that get lost too often. Read more

Memorial Day 2022: Suicide Prevention Funding

The US Dept. of Veterans Affairs has launched open submissions for Mission Daybreak, a $20 million grand challenge to reduce Veteran suicides. Phase 1 calls on innovators to develop suicide prevention solutions that meet the diverse needs of Veterans. Read more

AVIV Clinic sponsoring PTSD Veterans

AVIV Clinics in The Villages, Florida is offering no-cost Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat Veterans with PTSD. The announcement comes on the heels of the latest report of the safety and efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygenation to treat and help heal brain wounds suffered by service members

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Press Release: Dr Harch Review mTBI/PPCS

In multiple randomized and randomized controlled studies, HBOT at 1.5 ATA oxygen demonstrated statistically significant symptomatic and cognitive or cognitive improvements alone in patients with mild traumatic brain injury Persistent Post-concussion Syndrome. . . . Improvements were greater when patients had comorbid Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. . . Read more

Dr Joe Maroon Receives Award from NFL Physicians Society

The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence to Joseph C. Maroon, MD, neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 38 years. His research was presented at the NFLPS scientific meeting during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in a presentation, “The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment (HBOT) for Post-Concussion Syndrome, PTSD and Physical Performance Enhancement.” The prestigious award is given annually to an NFL team physician for academic excellence in research in advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL. Read more

Concussions and Mental Health in Youth

As this study from Canada shows, Concussions can lead to mental health problems in youth. It has clear from years that untreated brain wounds cause disruptions in health: mental, physical, emotional, behavioral, etc. Parents and Students do not have to sit idly by, hoping that time will “heal” the wound. Read more
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