Tag Archives: Mental Health

Breaking: Veterans are People too

Recently, the Veteran community has been forced to fight back on a disturbing narrative: Veterans are dangerous, violent people that society should be wary of. It doesn’t take much for some media outlets to push this agenda either. It seems …

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How Could He Have Known…?

Disabled Army Combat Veteran, Chef, Chef Advocate for No Kid Hungry

Read about how Butters, a yellow Lab, rescued Roman when he needed it most.

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Fighting Stereotypes: “Deadly Aftermath Of War Right Here At Home” is less deadly than the general population

The media’s reaction to the Fort Hood shooting was somewhat expected. The unfounded accusation brands Veterans as ticking time bombs, intentionally or not. Veterans, advocates and other less reactionary journalists responded by pointing out that PTSD does not equate to …

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Nothing Changes if I Don’t Change

Editor’s note: This blog is cross-posted from mentalhealth.gov. Find the original post here. What does being a Veteran mean to me? It brings me a great sense of pride and accomplishment unlike nothing before. When that initial “calling” reached out …

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The Mind Game Nobody Wins

Disabled Veteran, Facilities Management Administrative Officer for VA in Denver

If you are having trouble coping, don’t play the mind game – ask for help!

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PTSD Does Not Equate To Violence

The headlines circulating the Internet hours after the tragic Fort Hood shooting were vague, but the implications for Veterans who have been diagnosed, or are seeking treatment, for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are not. As some major media outlets rushed …

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Detroit VAMC’s Victory Band Makes Beautiful Music

Public Affairs Officer, Detroit VA Healthcare System

Detroit VAMC’s Victory Band helps patients heal through music.

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Achieving New Mental Health Treatment Goals for Veterans, Servicemembers and their Families

VA’s Undersecretary for Health: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrator

VA and its partners continue to work to provide more and better services to our Veterans.

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Stand Down Helps Fight Veterans’ Homelessness; You Can Help Too

Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs

Veteran stand downs across the county can help Veterans in need, but there are resources for you to use to help as well.

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The Faces Behind VA Services – VA Services Showcase

Sharing information on services for Veterans was the primary focus of the VA Services Showcase held VHA National Conference Center in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Representatives from VA program offices, support services and Veteran-related organizations participated in the …

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