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Operation Mend

When it comes to helping a veteran with PTSD, families too often tend to focus the majority of their physical, emotional and mental resources into taking care of that person, inadvertently creating an imbalance that can both constrain the veteran’s healing and further stress the family.

By uclahealth • June 13, 2019

On Flag Day, June 14, a group of kindergarten students from the Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles presented a homemade "quilt of valor" to UCLA Health Operation Mend, a program that provides medical, surgical and psychological [...]
By Amy Albin • June 29, 2017
When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their [...]
By Amy Albin • May 9, 2017
With more than 3 in 4 post 9-11 veterans reporting that they suffer from post-traumatic stress, many American military families are coping with this invisible wound of war as their loved ones’ transition back into civilian life. “PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury greatly impact the veteran’s family, [...]
By Amy Albin • November 15, 2016
More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 22, 2016
"In 2005, I got hit by an IED. My teammates were ambushed, and I suffered the brunt of the blast. Eighty percent of my body was covered with third-degree burns," says Israel "DT" Del Toro, an Air Force officer who served in Afghanistan. "A little over eight years ago, I [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015