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SSG Ty Carter learns about Breathe2Relax mobile app from psychologist Julie Kinn. Department of Defense photo by Clare Parfitt

The National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) was honored today by a visit from Medal of Honor recipient US Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter. He visited T2 to get an inside look at our technology which supports soldiers and their families with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other behavioral health issues. In addition to taking a tour and spending some hands-on time with our apps, he took a few minutes to share his comments and his appreciation of our work with T2 staff. Staff Sgt. Carter encouraged us to continue our work in technology and never to lose sight of the need to overcome the obstacles to care, such as stigma and lack of convenient access. He strongly suggested that removing the “D” from PTSD would go a long way in helping soldiers seek the care they need. (October 25, 2013)

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Medal of Honor Recipient Visits T2

On Friday, October 25, 2013, T2 welcomed a very special guest: Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter. Carter is the first and only Medal of Honor recipient to have visited our offices. It’s not every day that you get to meet a true hero, much less get his opinion on some of our products and developments.

Before we tell you a little about his visit, here’s a little background about him and the actions that earned him the U.S. military’s highest honor:

Military Parenting Website Assists Communication

Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children.

Pam Murphy, the Defense Department’s lead psychologist for the website, said the launch of http://www.militaryparenting.org offers unprecedented, comprehensive and free computer-based training from a service member’s perspective on parenting and building strong relationships with their children.

Virtual reality, real help for veterans

The Boston Globe,By Chelsea Conaboy ,September 16 2013

The Humvee engine rumbles as you drive through a stretch of desert in Iraq, past the occasional cluster of low buildings along a street strewn with trash.

Suddenly, the vehicle in front of you explodes and the sky begins to fill with smoke. Just beyond the wreck, you see the silhouette of an insurgent shooting to kill any survivors or rescuers. As the scene plays out on tiny screens mounted to the goggles you wear, the radio chatter playing in your headphones erupts in panic, and the smell of diesel fuel wafts over you.

Smartphones, Trauma and the Mental Health Revolution

Psychology Today,By Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. ,September 9 2013

Can a mobile phone application help veterans deal with trauma? A new phone application, PE Coach, is already being used by thousands of veterans attending treatment and rebuilding their lives.