Tag Archives: Mental Health

VA’s Blueprint for Excellence: Strategies for more Veteran-centric care

“….To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.” These words from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address guide the mission of today’s VA. Over the last two months, VA’s secretary, Bob …

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Vietnam Vet represents New Mexico at National Art Festival

“Vietnam Elegy,” is a reflection of that time and those experiences. The piece took first place in the Military Combat Experience category.

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Team Red White & Blue opens Firebase Tampa, Florida

Founded in 2010, Team Red White & Blue has more than 50,000 members with chapters in 120 cities across the country. Surprisingly, Team RWB  accomplished this amazing growth without a physical facility, not even an administrative office, but that is changing. …

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Veteran learns to thrive after war and tragedy

Like many Veterans, Brandon brought the war home: Combat had changed him. This proud son of Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation, whose family members include the tribal chief and a Vietnam combat Veteran, needed help. Encouraged by loved ones, he sought care …

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More than a soldiers home

Freelance filmmaker When I’m at White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center and I look around, I see happy employees and happy patients. I see smiling caregivers who spend time with their patients.

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Gun safety: An important conversation during Suicide Prevention Month

Politically speaking, firearms are a divisive topic in this country. Practically speaking, they are the most lethal method of attempted suicide; about 85 percent of suicide attempts using guns end in death, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. …

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The secret to Veteran enrichment: Get involved!

Team Red White & Blue Executive Director You may know Team RWB as the organization that is getting Veterans active. And while physical and social activities are certainly WHAT we do, enriching Veteran’s lives is WHY we do it. This is how we do it.

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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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