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What is PTSD? (Whiteboard Video)
 
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Whiteboard video covering PTSD basics, such as types of trauma and symptoms. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/videos/index.asp
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
 
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Whiteboard video providing an introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/videos/whiteboards.asp
Understanding PTSD: Gina's story
 
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It was only as an adult that Gina sought help for the sexual abuse she had experienced as a child. Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication have helped her overcome the flashbacks and anxiety that are part of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more about PTSD at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/fslist-ptsd-overview.asp
PTSD Treatment: Know Your Options
 
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Whiteboard video providing an overview of evidence-based treatments for PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/videos/whiteboards.asp
Post 911 GI Bill Guide
 
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Correspondent Ray Flores reviews the rules and regulations about to go into effect concerning the New GI Bill. (See http://www.gibill.va.gov/ for more information). See http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/amervet/video/amvet2009-7-1.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
Get to know an Occupational Therapist at VHA
 
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Get to know an occupational therapist at VHA as she describes why her work is vital to the well-being of our Veterans. You, too, can make a difference at a VHA hospital or medical center located throughout the United States. http://www.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/commercials.asp
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Acceptance
 
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An introduction to acceptance in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Acceptance means letting go of struggling with thoughts, feelings, and circumstances when doing so gets in the way of building a meaningful life.
“Evidence-based” Treatment: What Does It Mean?
 
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Whiteboard video providing an overview of what it means for treatments to be considered “evidence-based.” http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/videos/whiteboards.asp
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
 
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Whiteboard video providing an introduction to Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/videos/whiteboards.asp
What is Mindfulness?
 
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In this video, Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD and Greg Serpa, PhD (from Greater Los Angeles VA HCS) explain what “mindfulness” is, and describe the benefits for Veterans as well as employees. More information on VA’s patient-centered care approach can be explored at http://www.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/ www.audio.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/MP4/VA_Mindfulness_Video.mp4
James Gordon – Soft Belly Breathing STAR Well-Kit
 
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James Gordon demonstrates a breathing exercise.
Parrot Sanctuary
 
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Serenity Park is a sanctuary for rescued birds. Begun in Los Angeles, as a partnership between VA and a nonprofit organization on the grounds of the West LA VA Medical Center, it is a program that treats homeless veterans for alcoholism, substance abuse, and PTSD. Started as an experimental partnership the program offers a career training program in avian care as part of the veterans therapy program. Visit http://www.parrotcare.org For more information. See http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/amervet/video/amvet2009-4-5.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) [for posttraumatic stress disorder]?
 
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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) helps people recover from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by having patients understand how they have made sense of their trauma. A psychologist and a social worker explain how they use CPT with their patients. Learn more about the treatment of PTSD at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/gen-treatment.asp
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Defusion
 
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An introduction to defusion in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Defusion means becoming aware of the process of thinking and undermining any unnecessary influence of thoughts on behavior.
Understanding PTSD: Teresa's story
 
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Teresa sustained physical injuries in Iraq when the convoy she was travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb. She also developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The support of her family and the care she has received at the Department of Veterans Affairs have helped her put her life back together. Learn more about PTSD at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/fslist-ptsd-overview.asp
How to Use the VA Naloxone Nasal Spray
 
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NEW VA Naloxone Nasal Spray Video (naloxone in a box): Naloxone is a medication that is a highly effective treatment for reversing an opioid overdose if it is administered at the time of overdose. This video demonstrates how to train people on how to use naloxone nasal spray.
Be Physically Active
 
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Avoid inactivity. Some activity is better than none. Aim for at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. Every 10 minute session counts. Do strengthening activities at least 2 days each week.
About PTSD symptoms: "I pretty much alienated myself from everyone... " CPT Sarah C. Humphries
 
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CPT Sarah C. Humphries US Army (1994 - present) "I am so glad I did [get treatment]; I wish I had done it five years sooner." Learn more about PTSD from CPT Sarah C. Humphries as well as Veterans who've been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace
Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care for Veterans
 
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The Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care program enables enrolled Veterans, who meet the criteria of need, to receive personal care services in their homes by a trained aide. Services can include activities of daily living (ADLs), light housekeeping, shopping, letter writing and others. These in-home services help the Veteran to remain in the comfort of their own home and with their family. Caregivers also benefit from the additional support. Watch the video to hear what home health aides and Veterans and their families have to say about this program. For more information, visit http://va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/Homemaker_and_Home_Health_Aide_Care.asp
Weight Management
 
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Strive for a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, losing even a little will help. If you are of normal weight, maintain it. Staying in control of your weight helps you be healthy now and in the future.
About PTSD symptoms: "One of my big triggers is driving." Veteran Timm Lovitt
 
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Timm Lovitt, SGT US Army (2001 - 2006). "This isn't Iraq...this is Seattle." Learn more about PTSD from Timm Lovitt and other Veterans who've been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Observing Self
 
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An introduction to the "observing self" in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The observing self, or "self-as-context," is a safe and stable perspective from which all experiences can be viewed. It is a self which is distinct from thoughts and feelings. Thoughts and feelings are transient; the observing self is always there.
"I was a one-sided person": THE DEKA Arm, a VA Research partnership with DoD
 
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VA researchers join forces at the Manhattan VAMC to help a Veteran who lost is army 40 years ago. The DEKA Arm is a joint collaboration between VA Research and the Department of Defense. The goal is to produce the world's most advanced prosthetic army system to help improve Veterans' lives. This research will be highlighted during the 2012 VA Research Week, April 23-27. See http://www.research.va.gov/researchweek/vid/DEKA-040512.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video. For more information, go to www.research.va.gov
Women Veterans' Stories of Service: Peggy Mikelonis
 
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VA is building a library that documents women in the United States Armed Forces, from their significant contributions to national safety and security to the ongoing challenges faced during their service and after returning to civilian life. Click to watch the story of Peggy Mikelonis, a Vietnam War nurse who faced a challenging transition to civilian life after the war. See http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/multimedia/MIKELONIS.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
The Power of 1
 
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Description (required): One small act can make a big difference in the life of a Veteran or Service member in crisis. “The Power of 1,” a public service announcement from the Veterans Crisis Line, shows how taking the time to reach out can be the first step to getting those who served the support they need. A single action — one call, one chat, one text, one conversation — can have a significant impact. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans or Service members in crisis, as well as their families and friends, with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Reach out. One call can open the door to support.
What is Prolonged Exposure (PE) [for posttraumatic stress disorder]?
 
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Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that helps people recover by having them face their fears. Two experienced clinicians explain how patients face their fears by telling their stories and confronting difficult situations. Learn more about the treatment of PTSD at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/gen-treatment.asp
Taking Care of Our Heroes
 
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A child tells classmates about her hero. Her hero is her father, an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs. See http://www.volunteer.va.gov/volunteer/videos/Heroes.asx for the 508 compliant version of this video. Visit http://www.volunteer.va.gov/ for further information about volunteering with VA.
Introduction to VA Telehealth Services
 
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VA telehealth bridges health care access and expertise across distances that otherwise separate some Veterans — especially those living in rural areas — from the providers best able to serve them. Learn more about telehealth services at www.telehealth.va.gov, and contact your care team to develop a care plan that works best for you.
Yellow Ribbon Program
 
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VA has partnered with many of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning to enhance standard GI Bill benefits for those who wish to attend school out of state or at a private university. For more information, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/. See http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/amervet/video/amvet2009-7-2.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
VA Voluntary Service Next Gen Volunteers:  What’s Your Why?
 
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Every year, over 75,000 volunteers give more than 11 million hours in service to America's Veterans. It is Impossible to calculate the amount of caring and sharing that these VAVS volunteers provide to Veteran patients. VAVS volunteers are a priceless asset to the nation's Veterans and to the Department of Veterans Affairs
Four Ways to Cultivate Mindfulness
 
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In this video, Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD and Greg Serpa, PhD (from Greater Los Angeles VA HCS) talk about how mindfulness can be cultivated. Through grounding, the STOP acronym, use of anchor phrases, and engaging the “3 P’s” this video provides detailed tactics to achieve mindfulness. This video may be used as an individual or group learning tool. More information on VA’s patient-centered care approach can be explored at http://www.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/ www.audio.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/MP4/VA_Mindfulness_Video_3.mp4 www.audio.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/MP4/VA_Mindfulness_Video_4.mp4
Airborne Hazards & Open Burn Registry
 
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The Burn Pit Registry video is a three-minute promotional video created to encourage eligible Servicemembers and Veterans to sign up for the Burn Pit Registry. The video features testimonial footage from Dr. Stephen Hunt, National Director of the VA Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative, and engaging multimedia graphics to provide key information on the Registry.
Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court
 
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Honoring sacrifices made for our country, Buffalos Veterans Treatment Court serves as an alternative to the traditional legal system with the purpose of keeping Veterans out of jail who are non-violent offenders. Working closely with VA, Judge Robert Russell and his staff help Veterans successfully deal with personal issues they sometimes face after military service. See http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/amervet/video/amvet2009-11-4.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
About PTSD Symptoms: "I felt like I was always under a sniper's scope." Veteran Ron Whitcomb
 
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Ron Whitcomb, US Army, (1968 - 1969) "Nobody can go two days with an hour or two of sleep. That just made me worse... " Learn more about PTSD from Ron Whitcomb and other Veterans who've been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace
Managing Stress: Good for Your Health
 
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Too much stress can have serious consequences—both for you and those around you. Luckily, VA provides a number effective ways to help Veterans better manage stress and stay healthy.
MS and Me: Managing Bladder Problems
 
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This video describes bladder problems that often accompany MS and explains diagnosis and various treatment options. www.va.gov/MS
How to Use Your Nebulizer
 
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This video shows patients how to use a nebulizer device. Nebulizers are used to treat a variety of breathing problems. Audience: Veterans, spouses, and caregivers http://www.audio.va.gov/PBM/MP4/Pharm_9_NEBULIZER.mp4
Culinary Institute of America
 
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Founded in 1946 to train Veterans returning from the Second World War, the Culinary Institute of America has grown to become one of the most prestigious schools of its kind in the world. Today, students from a new generation of Veterans are arriving on campus with the help of GI Benefits. For more information, visit http://www.ciachef.edu/admissions/veterans/. See http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/amervet/video/amvet2009-4-2.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
What is Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR) [for posttraumatic stress disorder]?
 
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In EMDR, the therapist has the patient think about images and feelings that are distressing while doing rapid eye movements. In this video, an experienced therapist explains how EMDR can help patients recover. Learn more about the treatment of PTSD at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/gen-treatment.asp
The Pathway To Whole Health
 
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In a partnership with peers and their health care team, Veterans explore their mission, aspiration, and purpose, and begin developing their overarching personal health plan to help their take charge of their health and well-being and to live their life to the fullest.
About PTSD symptoms: "I can't sleep without it [my gun]... " SPC Rob Tucker
 
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SPC Rob Tucker, US Army, (2009 - present) "It might sound a extreme, but it's just how it is... " Learn more about PTSD from Rob Tucker and other Veterans who've been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace
Early Parkinson's Disease
 
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The purpose of this training video module is to increase understanding treatment options when first starting on medication for Parkinson's disease.
VA Family Caregivers
 
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For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs and Caregivers, please visit: http://www.caregiver.va.gov
How to Use Your Respimat Inhaler
 
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This video shows patients how to use a Respimat device. The Respimat device delivers two medicines -- ipratropium and albuterol -- to patients with breathing problems. http://www.audio.va.gov/PBM/MP4/Pharm_4_RESPIMAT.mp4
My Parkinson’s Story: Visual Disturbances
 
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The purpose of this educational module is to increase understanding how vision is affected in persons with Parkinson's disease. Problems such as: visual contrast sensitivity, blurring of vision and how eye movements can be affected are discussed. www.parkinsons.va.gov
VA Telehealth: Real-Time Access To Care
 
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Department of Veterans Affairs provides Veterans greater access to care by allowing them to communicate with medical caregivers using videoconferencing technologies. This video talks with three Veterans and their providers. Visit http://www.carecoordination.va.gov/telehealth/ for more information. For the Section 508 compliant version of this video, please see http://www.carecoordination.va.gov/video/ccgt/CCGT_Providers.asx
Prism Therapy
 
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VA Vision therapists are helping injured patients recover from loss of sight and regain their independence through the use of an innovative new technology. See http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/amervet/video/amvet2009-9-1.asx for the Section 508 compliant version of this video.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Willingness
 
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An introduction to willingness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Willingness is another word for acceptance. Being willing means opening up to all thoughts and feelings, whether painful or pleasant, when doing so takes you in the direction of building a meaningful life.
My Parkinson’s Story: Pain
 
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The purpose of this educational module is to recognize the common pain syndromes associated with Parkinson’s Disease and how pain-related dystonia and rigidity symptoms are often the first symptoms experienced in Parkinson’s disease and often incorrectly attributed to an orthopedic problem. Common pain syndromes and treatment options are discussed. www.parkinsons.va.gov
Nan Lu – Qigong and Energy Gates STAR Well-Kit
 
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Nan Lu demonstrates Qigong practices.