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Loneliness can be a risk factor for dementia, stroke and heart disease. It also can increase risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
Holidays can be a difficult time for many Veterans. Connecting with former service members can alleviate some of that stress and ward off loneliness.
VA Compassionate Contact Corps is designed to offer additional social support to Veterans who may be experiencing loneliness or are socially isolated. A St. Louis VA employee honored for great job.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. VA Parkinson’s Disease Research Education & Clinical Centers serve Veterans affected by Parkinson’s through state-of-the-art clinical care.
Anyone can join Welsh Corgi Jock and Air Force Veteran Sonya Heilmann on the World’s Largest Pet Walk on September 26. VA partnership with Pet Partners brings the health benefits of human-animal bond.
Learning the guitar is just one of the art therapy approaches to help Veterans at this Community Living Center relax and socialize. It also reduces stress and lowers blood pressure.
To what extent does loneliness contribute to depression in Veterans? A VA-funded study has addressed that relatively unexplored question.
If you are a Veteran in crisis
or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of
them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated October 6, 2022
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