• Loneliness: Shining a spotlight on an enduring epidemic

    Loneliness can be a risk factor for dementia, stroke and heart disease. It also can increase risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

  • 12 ways to create community this holiday and connect with other Veterans

    Holidays can be a difficult time for many Veterans. Connecting with former service members can alleviate some of that stress and ward off loneliness.

  • Compassionate Contact Corps provides social support for Veterans

    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.

  • Resources for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease

    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.

  • Unable to visit VA hospitals, Jock is going on World’s Largest Pet Walk

    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.

  • Vets learn playing the guitar helps them relax and escape depression

    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.

  • The loneliness factor: How much does it drive depression in Veterans?

    To what extent does loneliness contribute to depression in Veterans? A VA-funded study has addressed that relatively unexplored question.

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