Tag Archives: Mental Health

National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic: Day Five

Cory Buckman was nervous when he found out he would be attending this year’s National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego. His apprehension stemmed from his diagnosis of post-traumatic stress and the fact that, at 26-years-old, the OIF Veteran …

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VA Rallies Community Support for Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month

One small act could save the life of a Veteran or Servicemember in crisis – that’s the inspiration behind “The Power of 1” campaign.  The campaign launches this September during Suicide Prevention Month and is a joint project coordinated by …

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The National Center for PTSD celebrates 25 years of leadership in research and education

Acting Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD On Aug. 29, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) celebrates its 25th anniversary. For the past 25 years, the Center has been the leader in research and education helping those who are living with PTSD. The anniversary comes as organizations across the country recognize the importance of mental health this September during Suicide Prevention Month.

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Improving the mental health needs of Servicemembers, Veterans and their families

In remarks to Veterans attending the 96th annual American Legion National Convention today, the president announced executive actions that will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to improve the mental health services they provide to …

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How many more? Veteran suicide and the 1, 2, Many Project Podcast

Veteran, Veteran advocate

One Veteran suicide is too many. Read about a Marine Veteran’s initiative to help Veterans in crisis.

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Conference looks to advance women’s health research within VA

VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service sponsored a conference titled, “Enhancing Partnerships for Research and Care of Women Veterans” July 31-Aug. 1 in D.C. The event brought together investigators pursuing research on women Veterans and women in the military …

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In Mobile, Ala., homeless Veterans have a guardian angel

Writer, VHA’s Office of Communications

An “angel” helped Vietnam Veteran Joe Carr come back from homelessness and life troubles.

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Turning memories into literature

Public Affairs Specialist, Washington DC VA Medical Center

Veterans at the Washington DC VA Medical Center learn to channel memories into words as part of their healing process during a 13-week creative writing workshop.

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I Was Trying to Protect Her

In observance of PTSD Awareness Month: June 2014, VAntage Point, in collaboration with VA’s National Center for PTSD, presents the following profile of a Veteran who is living with PTSD and has turned his life around with treatment. Years after …

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I Was Hit by Eight IEDs

In observance of PTSD Awareness Month: June 2014, VAntage Point, in collaboration with VA’s National Center for PTSD, presents the following profile of a Veteran who is living with PTSD and turning his life around with treatment. Josh Hansen had …

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