• 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.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:7: Perseverance through care, routine

    Episode seven of Vets First Podcast discusses studies on functional impairment and depression in Veterans and Veteran suicide factors.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:6: The ongoing battle: Josh Marino, Rob Otto share about PTSD, depression, suicide

    In episode six, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview two Vets to talk about mental health issues, including TBI and PTSD.

  • Campaign hopes to decrease Veteran suicide by firearm

    National VA Suicide Prevention launches the Lethal Means Safety campaign to decrease Veteran suicide by firearms.

  • Cdr. Hannon legislation advances mental health care

    First anniversary of landmark legislation inspired by Commander John Scott Hannon, decorated Veteran who served 23-years with Navy SEALs.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Adam

    A chemical exposure damaged Adam’s health and changed his life. Adam credits his entire VA team for pulling him out of a deep dark hole.

  • VA mental health professionals work to prevent Veteran suicide

    VA mental health professionals walk alongside Veterans on their journey to improve their mental health, prevent Veteran suicide.

  • Report links substance use and suicide among Veterans, offers support

    While the public is aware of some key risk factors for suicide among Veterans, they are often unaware of the devastating relationship between substance use and suicide.

  • 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.

  • Veterans Crisis Line reaches out with caring letters

    Caring Letters Program sends messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact crisis line.

  • Veteran suicide prevention in New Jersey

    The Veteran community of southern New Jersey came together to call attention to joint efforts to end Veteran suicide. The joint event included the display of the Flags of Forgotten Soldiers.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Scott

    After two tours as an IED hunter in Iraq, Josh returned to the states. He had a difficult time adjusting, and was always on high alert, until he went through prolonged exposure therapy at VA.

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