Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are two important issues facing veterans, below is additional information on both.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening. There are a variety of events that can cause PTSD including combat or military exposure. You can find additional information about PTSD and its treatment at http://ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/information/
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health issue which affects service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. The high rate of TBI and blast-related concussion events resulting from current combat operations directly impacts the health and safety of individual service members. The impacts of TBI are felt within each branch of the service and throughout both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems. You can find more info about TBI and its treatment at http://www.dvbic.org/
Mesothelioma cancer is caused by previous exposure to asbestos. Countless veterans and civilians who have worked in a shipyard or in the shipbuilding industry were exposed to asbestos while aboard naval ships, while repairing military vehicles and aircraft, and while residing in military housing. Troops currently serving in Iraq & Afghanistan are also at risk of asbestos exposure, making this a very timely health and safety issue for veterans and all members of the military community. You can find additional information about mesothelioma and its treatment at:
The Disability Services Office at Onondaga is available to help students with a legally documented disability as well as conduct screening for a suspected disability. For more information please contact the DSO Office.
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