• Live Whole Health #144: You’re stronger than you think

    How much stress you experience is determined by how capable you believe you are at meeting the extra demands. Here is how you're stronger than you may think.

  • Veteran finds relief from VA therapy animal visits

    Animal visits as therapy can be complementary treatment for mental health and behavioral health disorders like depression and substance use.

  • Live Whole Health #123: Managing stress and headaches

    We all experience stress, which can lead to headaches and other negative outcomes. In this week's #LiveWholeHealth, we use acupressure to manage it.

  • Tips to help with diabetes distress

    Veterans are 2.5 times more likely than non-Veterans to have diabetes. If you suffer from diabetes distress, VA can help you cope.

  • Have a conversation about your risk factors for heart disease

    Have a conversation with your provider about your risk factors for heart disease, especially if you are coping with stress, PTSD, or trauma.

  • Helpful advice for handling holiday stress

    For some, holidays are reminders of trauma and grief. Here are some tips from Pittsburgh VA on how to manage added stress this time of year.

  • Let’s talk about substance use

    VA has many treatment options to help Veterans recover from substance use. Here are valuable links to information and programs.

  • Painting helps breast cancer survivor express her fears and feelings

    Painting gave Air Force Veteran and breast cancer survivor Doreen Patrick an outlet to express her fears, feelings and anxiety.

  • Live Whole Health #86: Tai Chi and physical movement

    Physical activity, whether done sitting or standing, uses your energy to move the large muscles in your body. Different activities produce different benefits: increasing strength, flexibility, endurance or mobility. But the benefits aren't only physical. Movement can help energize us while also helping to reduce stress, too.

  • AARP offers free resources for military caregivers grappling with stress, suicidal thoughts

    AARP has free resources to help military caregivers with stress, including a Facebook group for support and strategies developed with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

  • Creative arts therapy – promoting health for Veterans

    VA’s Recreation Therapy Service helps Veterans deal with challenges. Here are some creative examples of how it works for these Veterans.

  • Vet credits Whole Health for return to full life

    Marine Veteran loves his wife, his church, and his bowling league. Thanks to Whole Health from VA, he is there for all of them again.

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