Intel Report, January 20



Your intel report this week:

  • A couple of weeks ago, we responded to the media’s stampede to connect post-traumatic stress to a murder, and the dangers that come with a rush to conclusions. Flash forward to this week, when both Stars & Stripes and Time Magazine followed suit, urge similar caution in the wake of sensational news stories.
  • VA has not historically been a place where women felt comfortable. But many more women now serve in the military than in the past, and services for female Vets are now expanding. Because of that, a female Vet was the first to receive all her prenatal care at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
  • The National Center for PTSD  is a one-stop shop for information for mental helth resources, treatment options, and more.
  • A licensed psychologist new to VA wants to hear from Veterans: What makes a health provider stand out? How can she connect with you to provide the best care possible? Leave a comment on her blog post.
  • Volunteers are a vital part of VA’s mission. Read about one Veteran committed to serve others, and check out our volunteers page to find out how to get involved.

Author

Alex Horton

Comments

  1. Martin E LaFleur    

    I had an appointment at VA Houston, I drove 90+ miles from Port Arthur, I also had to have lab work, I arrived at 6:30 AM because in Houston if you are not there early you will be waiting all day, My appointment with Dr. Lidsky was at 3:00 PM, I did not get to see the doctor until 4:30 PM, the cashier’s office closes at 4:30, so I was not able to get my travel pay, I called to get a travel pay voucher, so I could get my travel pay in Beaumont, I drove 40+ miles to Beaumont, I was told that they did not have any money,so I still have not recieved my travel pay, something has to be changed, please pass this on to the appropriate authority.

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