Military Suicide: Take 3

Current suicide prevention training advises “If you see something, say something.” Instructors should also advise: “If you have a brain injury, get Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Functional Medicine protocols to heal the wound to your brain.

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Lest We Forget

To care for them who shall have borne the battle, and for their partners, and their orphans. US and allied service members are set to be out of Afghanistan by early to mid-July, well ahead of President Biden’s Sept. 11 deadline. Over 8,000 American service members are estimated to have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds of thousands wounded in visible and invisible ways.

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VA Announces Listening sessions to guide VA SSG Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program

The SSG Fox SPGP, created pursuant to Section 201 of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, is a three-year community-based grant program that would provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate providing suicide prevention services to eligible Veterans and their families

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VA seeks feedback to guide new suicide prevention grant program

We received this today from SEN Hoeven’s office. We in the community have battled over the use of the word

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Congressional Focus on VA: HBOT for TBI

“One of my top priorities in the last Congress was the implementation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for veterans,” said Senator Cramer. “I have seen real benefits from this innovative therapy. I’ve met dozens of veterans who have used it, as well as athletes and others.”

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VA SEC-designate commits to visit HBOT clinic

Following their conversation earlier this month, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) pressed Denis McDonough, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), during his Senate VA Committee confirmation hearing today on the issue of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and support for it in the VA Department. Senator Cramer invited Mr. McDonough to Fargo to visit the HBOT clinic there.

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Veterans with traumatic brain needed for hyperbaric oxygen therapy research

Terlup believes the Purdue HBOT research is the most comprehensive study underway, but he needs veterans to finish the project. “But in terms of what we are trying to do and where we are coming from, we are right where we were about a year ago. We got our approval for using our labs with COVID safety precautions in place for the MRI facility. Our HBOT facility down in Clark is good to go. Everything looks good.”

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Much to be Grateful For in the HBOT world

Thank you from all of us across the US and even around the world. We are winning. Our advances continue to build recognition, support, science, and successes.
The TreatNOW Coalition will continue to work toward its Mission and Vision: TreatNOW Mission:  Stop suicides by identifying and treating veterans and others suffering from TBI/PTSD/Concussion.

TreatNOW Goal:  Ensure that over 1.5 million brain injured veterans and active duty service members, along with millions of citizens, get insured access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and other proven alternative medical treatments for their Invisible Wounds.

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Gulf War Illness HBOT Help Available to Veterans

Gulf War Syndrome is real and deadly. Now Veterans suffering from this mysterious disease may find healing in a study sponsored by NOVA Southeastern University, the 22 Project, and Hyperbaric Services of the Palm Beaches, LLC.

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Press Release: American College of Hyperbaric Medicine: Ken Locklear Visionary Award to TreatNOW

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) today awarded their 2020 ACHM Ken Locklear Visionary Award to Robert L. Beckman, PhD, of the TreatNOW Coalition. The award reads: “you have distinguished yourself by exhibiting dedication and passion to the field of hyperbaric medicine.” In his remarks to the virtual assembly, Dr. Beckman emphasized a cardinal rule of ending epidemics: early detection, early response.

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