Consider running next year to support veterans!
Combat stress (also called Post Traumatic Stress) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the signature “invisible wounds” of our nation’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been estimated that one in three veterans are affected by these invisible wounds.
In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program was created to:
It is important for anyone who may have combat–related stress or TBI be evaluated by a clinician at the earliest possible opportunity. To schedule an appointment at the Home Base Clinic, contact us at 617-724-5202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you in crisis? If you or a family member is in crisis or facing an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Please join us March 14 for the all new From the War Zone to the Home Front II, a free 9-part, live and on demand, online training series for primary care and mental health providers. The series is presented by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program in collaboration with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. Faculty includes experts from MGH and throughout the U.S.
Last year, close to 6,000 clinicians nationwide watched the first War Zone to the Home Front series (watch it on archive). After viewing, 88% of participants said they know more and feel better prepared to address the mental health needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
War Zone to the Home Front II contains all new practical, relevant content, including an in depth look at: veteran suicide; diagnosing and treating co-morbid PTSD and TBI; sleep problems, pain, and aggression; military culture and re-integration challenges; complicated grief in veterans and military families; and the new DSM-5 on PTSD. The series is offered through the MGH Psychiatry Academy.
Dates: Every Thursday at 11:30 AM EST beginning March 14, 2013
Location: Online; participate in any or all of the nine sessions; which are available for on demand viewing after the live event.
Credits: Up to 1 CME/CE/CEU credit per session
Register: Home Front II
For additional War Zone to the Home Front II resources, visit the National Center for PTSD website.
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program serves Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and military families affected by the “invisible wounds of war” – post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury – through clinical care, community education and research. www.homebaseprogram.org
On Saturday, May 4th, over 2 thousand runners and walkers—including 500 actively serving military—had the opportunity to support returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families by participating in the 4th annual Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance. Over the past four years, the event has raised more than $9 million for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which provides clinical care to military service members, veterans and families who are affected by the “invisible wounds of war”—Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance starts and ends in historic Fenway Park. All runners and walkers enjoy the unforgettable experience of crossing home plate at the finish line.
Registration and event information for the Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance is available at www.runtohomebase.org. Pre-registration and minimum fundraising commitment are required. Dates and registration for the 2014 event will be announced this fall/winter.
Better Living with Liz Walker featured Home Base in its June 7 edition which aired on WCVB-TV Channel 5. During the segment, viewers meet Tom Pittman and his family. Tom and his parents generously offered to tell their moving story of the care they received at Home Base and their efforts to overcome the “invisible wounds of war” as a family. Members of the Home Base clinical team who were interviewed included Dr. Ross Zafonte and Dr. Bonnie Ohye.
Phone: (617) 724-5202
Home Base Program