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"Invisible Wounds of War" — Combat Stress & Traumatic Brain Injury

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 a confidential appointment for further evaluation at the Home Base Clinic, contact us at 617-724-5202 or

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).

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Relaxation Training: Free, Eight-Week Program for Service Members and Veterans

Home Base is enrolling participants now for a free, 8–week Mind Body Resilience training program for service members and veterans.  The course began on June 4. A relaxation method that originated at the Massachusetts General Hospital Benson Henry Institute, Mind Body Resilience training has proven to be an effective way to decrease the negative effects of combat stress and anxiety. Pre–registration and a commitment to the full 8–week training is required for all participants.

  • Began: June 4, 2012
  • When: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. (ET) 
  • Where: Home Base Clinic, 101 Merrimac Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114
  • Contact: For questions or more information, contact Cally Lilley, APRN-BC, at 617-643-6409

What to Expect When You Come to the Home Base Program