Some changes could be coming to the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities having to do with respiratory, auditory, and medical disorders. This will enable the VA to incorporate modern medical data and terminology to provide veterans with more accurate and consistent decisions. Learn more.
Get the latest updates on the VA’s Veteran Crisis Hotline, and find the resources and support you need to cope with the unique challenges of being a veteran. Learn more.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is a perfect time to talk about an initiative from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) called Make the Connection. Make The Connection: A Mental Health Resource The VA has collected stories from veterans who explain the challenges they’ve faced during and after their military service. These veteran… Read more »
In any given year, 11-20 out of 100 veterans who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD. The rate is 12% for those who served in the Gulf War, and 30% of Vietnam veterans have had PTSD during their lifetime. Learn more about some of the 200+ VA treatment programs and other resources for PTSD.
VA Grants for Suicide Prevention Services The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program is a VA effort “to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources,” according to the VA official site…. Read more »
As a TRICARE recipient, you are eligible for telemedicine services that connect you with therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Learn more.
“We Care” For The Troops For The Troops is a non-profit organization that sends care packages year round to Troops station overseas. This all-volunteer outfit sends “We Care” packages containing toiletries, games, and other items to our service members serving away from home. For The Troops started in 2005 and it has delivered over 250,000… Read more »
Nation’s Finest is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to support veterans and their families by providing a number of targeted services. Nation’s Finest operates 31 facilities in California, Arizona, and Nevada. The Nation’s Finest Program Each year, Nation’s Finest offers veteran support with services tailored to their needs. Some of these programs are:… Read more »
Wild Ops: Healing for Combat Veterans “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – Douglas MacArthur America’s wars have permanently scarred the souls who have fought through them and survived. Every warrior who returns home from the… Read more »