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Mental Health Month 2019: Marcus Institute for Brain Health

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Born out of the D-Day invasion, the motto of the US Army Rangers is “Rangers lead the way.”

But even the toughest among us sometimes need help.

In 2006, Nathan was a Ranger whose platoon had a suicide vest detonate nearby. After the incident, Nathan began experiencing some problems. “After that I started noticing some kind of weird things going on,” Nathan says. “I was having a lot of problems with headaches. I started noticing a lot of balance issues as I go throughout my day. Towards the end of my day I would have a really hard time even putting one foot in front of the other. I started figuring out that I really needed to start getting some help.”   

Nathan turned to the Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) here at CU Anschutz, which leads the way in providing innovative veteran brain health services to help our vets heal from the “invisible wounds” of traumatic brain injuries and psychological health changes.

He was able to find both an interdisciplinary expertise and an individualized approach at MIBH, where the traditional clinical approach, which includes neurology and physical therapy, is merged with integrative therapies, such as yoga and canine therapy.

No one patient or person is the same, so the focus at MIBH is about comprehensive, personalized treatments to complex problems with an emphasis on sharing information to help elevate care.

May is Mental Health Month. Hear how the Marcus Institute for Brain Health helped Nathan heal and become better prepared for being a dad in the video below.