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  • #39: PTSD and Navigating the Legal System

    11 JUN 2024 · In this episode, Dr. Matthew Stimmel explores the connection between PTSD, Veterans, and the criminal legal system. He also shares resources for Veterans who have been arrested or incarcerated, including the VA’s Veterans Justice Outreach Program and Veterans Treatment Courts. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP39.pdf ===============================
    11m 55s
  • #38: Rapid Recovery Massed Treatment for PTSD

    14 MAY 2024 · Massed treatment for PTSD” refers to psychotherapy for PTSD that is completed in a shorter timeframe – that is, treatment is completed in a matter of weeks instead of months. In this episode, Dr. Wachen discusses different options for VA massed treatment programs, potential benefits and challenges, and how free digital mental health tools can support your recovery journey. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP38.pdf ===============================
    11m 15s
  • #37: PTSD and HIV

    9 APR 2024 · Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a chronic illness that disproportionately affects the Veteran community. In this episode of the PTSD Bytes podcast, Dr. Hemmy discusses risk factors for contracting HIV, challenges after receiving a positive diagnosis, and tips for people who have both HIV and PTSD to help navigate treatment. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP37.pdf ===============================
    11m 28s
  • #36: PTSD Resources for Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserves members

    12 MAR 2024 · In this episode, we explore PTSD resources available for active duty and reserve component service members. Dr Greg Reger, psychologist and Guard member, explains the unique challenges each group faces when  seeking treatment for PTSD. He also discusses free digital tools and how they can be used for self-care or incorporated into treatment. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP36.pdf ===============================
    11m 49s
  • #35: Misconceptions about PTSD: Part II

    13 FEB 2024 · In this second episode of a two-part series, Lisa-Ann Cuccurullo addresses more myths about PTSD, its symptoms, and whether it can be treated. She also describes how you can work together with a mental health provider as your partner to choose a treatment that works best for you. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP35.pdf ===============================
    11m 57s
  • #34: Misconceptions about PTSD: Part I

    16 JAN 2024 · There are many common myths about what causes PTSD and what recovery looks like. In the first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Kelly Maieritsch debunks some of these misconceptions and recommends a resource to better understand the experiences of people living with PTSD. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP34.pdf ===============================
    10m 38s
  • #33: Safety Planning to Prevent Suicide

    12 DEC 2023 · Suicide is a major public health problem. Dr. Greg Brown discusses risk factors for suicide, such as PTSD, and how a safety plan can help people manage a suicidal crisis. Learn tips for making a safety plan and things to consider for keeping your plan on paper or in the https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/safety_plan_app.asp. Find out how to talk to your loved ones if they are having thoughts of suicide. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP33.pdf ===============================
    11m 59s
  • #32: Social Media Use and PTSD

    14 NOV 2023 · Social media has both benefits and drawbacks. In this episode, Dr. Price discusses the relationship between social media use and mental health, particularly PTSD. He will offer tips on how to balance your social media and device use to best support your mental health. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP32.pdf ===============================
    12m 1s
  • #31: Recovery from Disasters and Mass Violence

    17 OCT 2023 · Natural disasters and mass violence affect individuals, first responders, and whole communities. Dr. Patricia Watson discusses common reactions to these types of events. Learn how to take care of your mental health and how to support others in the days, weeks, and months after. Explore digital tools that can help you manage symptoms of PTSD or depression, and learn when to consider professional help. Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP31.pdf ===============================
    11m 51s
  • #30: Trauma in the LGBTQ+ Community

    12 SEP 2023 · LGBTQ+ people are at a higher risk of trauma and discrimination because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In this episode, Dr. Eve Rosenfeld talks about the impact of trauma on the LGBTQ+ community and shares mental health resources including digital tools Closed Caption Transcript is available at: https://www.sharedfedtraining.org/Podcasts/PTSDBytes_EP30.pdf ===============================
    11m 47s

Welcome to the VA podcast series, PTSD Bytes! In each episode, host and clinical psychologist Colleen Becket-Davenport from the VA National Center for PTSD talks to an expert or innovator...

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Welcome to the VA podcast series, PTSD Bytes! In each episode, host and clinical psychologist Colleen Becket-Davenport from the VA National Center for PTSD talks to an expert or innovator about how technology can support people with PTSD or other mental health concerns. There are many resources out there, so join us for “bite-sized” episodes featuring practical information you can use or share. Visit www.ptsd.va.gov/podcast for more information.
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