Items Tagged ‘UCLA Operation Mend’

Keeping Families Close As They Heal

August 27, 2019

Keeping Families Close As They Heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment program this past July were enrolled in the UCLA Recreation Summer Camp for three weeks, while their […]

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Tags: featured, intensive treatment program, outpatient program, PTSD, TBI, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network, Wounded Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project


Being there for our veterans

February 7, 2019

Being there for our veterans

By uclahealth uclahealth

Clare Suomi and her family volunteered to become an Operation Mend Buddy Family back in 2009. In 2016, after lovingly caring for five warriors and their families, Clare happened upon a job opening for a Buddy Program Coordinator and knew it was perfect for her. Clare, who quickly earned the nickname “Clarebear,” is an incredible […]

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Tags: Buddy Family, psychologic support, PTSD, UCLA Buddy Family Program, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network, Wounded Warrior Project, wounded warriors


A life changing experience

February 1, 2019

A life changing experience

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We want to put an awareness out there about Operation Mend,” says Tad Steckler, United States Army Master Sergeant (retired) of Omaha, Nebraska. ”It can be hard to talk about personal things but it’s important for other wounded veterans and their families to know that they too can benefit from the program.” With a total […]

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Tags: brain injury, intensive treatment program, Post traumatic stress, PRSD, TBI, UCLA Operation Mend, Warrior Care Network, WWP


Treating the invisible wounds of war

January 31, 2019

Treating the invisible wounds of war

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I left the Operation Mend program in a much better place mentally and spiritually. You really do feel better when you come out of it,” says U.S. Marine John Kob, who went through UCLA Operation Mend’s intensive outpatient treatment program for PTSD and TBI, offered in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. With a total […]

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Tags: brain injury, intensive treatment program, PTSD, TBI, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Wounded Care Network, Wounded Warrior Project


Kindergartners create quilt of valor for Operation Mend program

June 29, 2017

Kindergartners create quilt of valor for Operation Mend program

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

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 services at UCLA for wounded members of the military who have served after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist […]

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Tags: Berkeley Hall School, nursing, Operation Mend, patriotism, Patti Taylor, quilt of valor, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, wounded warriors


Coping with the hidden wounds of war

November 15, 2016

Coping with the hidden wounds of war

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

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, friends and community too,” says Dr. Jo […]

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Tags: Dr. Jo Sornborger, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, Post traumatic stress, PTSD, TBI, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network