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Veterans Mental Health Care

Building and Strengthening Connectedness to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

Kimberly Williams | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Kimberly Williams

As individuals and community members, we all have an important role in helping our veterans to feel more connected to their communities, their families, their work and play, in ways that bring some sense of worth and meaning to their lives.

Mental Health Care For Veterans Often Fragmented

Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/31/2013 08:18 AM EDT on LiveScience For veterans with mental health condition...

GOP Rep Takes Cue From Mitt In Attempt To Tackle Mental Care Gap

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veterans who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should also have access to ...

Mindfulness and War Trauma

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Bobrow

We're all given the gift of awareness. Mindfulness is cultivating this potential of ours. It develops our ability and our willingness to experience directly what's going on within and around us: the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between.

Deploy an Army of Mental Health Professionals to Serve Our Veterans

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

We need an army of mental health professionals deployed to serve active duty service members, veterans, their families and even their immediate communities. Professionals must specialize in the specific climate of the military and the population so they apply treatments that work.

Vietnam Vet Ends 17-Day Hunger Strike For Military Suicide

Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact

After 17 days of not eating a morsel of food, Tom Mahany ended his hunger strike Thursday, saying that the government got the message that it needs to...

Memorial Day: Remembering Marty

Kelly Moore | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Kelly Moore

The Department of Veterans Affairs may be incompetent, as the court declared, but the rest of us deserve equal scorn for failing to hold our government accountable to the men and women who put their lives on the line defending our freedom.

Veterans Treatment Courts: A Crucial Reintegration Strategy

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

Our legal system must devise new ways to cope with the veterans in the criminal justice system for nonviolent offenses. The first veterans court, in Buffalo, New York, is already showing results.

Post-War Veteran Suicides May Exceed Combat Deaths: U.S.

Bloomberg | Avram Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The number of suicides among veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care, the U...