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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.
Episode seven of Vets First Podcast discusses studies on functional impairment and depression in Veterans and Veteran suicide factors.
In episode six, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview two Vets to talk about mental health issues, including TBI and PTSD.
National VA Suicide Prevention launches the Lethal Means Safety campaign to decrease Veteran suicide by firearms.
First anniversary of landmark legislation inspired by Commander John Scott Hannon, decorated Veteran who served 23-years with Navy SEALs.
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 walk alongside Veterans on their journey to improve their mental health, prevent Veteran suicide.
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 has free resources to help military caregivers with stress, including a Facebook group for support and strategies developed with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
Caring Letters Program sends messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact crisis line.
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.
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.
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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