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Out of pain and loss comes mental health advocacy

It’s a struggle,” Shreiner said ... signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act to ensure veterans have timely and effective access to mental health care throughout the ... read more

One female veteran's quest for a 'foot that fits' finds VA care for women falls short

“The problem is we are coming home to a society and, unfortunately, a VA that still defines veterans as male — that's what Americans picture when they think veteran,”said former Army medic Joy Ilem, w... read more

Jeffrey Wright on veterans and mental health: “We have a lot of work to do”

Acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright (recently, of HBO's "Westworld") teamed up with 26-year Army veteran April Harris to deliver ... And they’re not naive, they're not ignorant about mental health, I have ... read more

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Beyond the Stigma: Experts offer "mental health first aid"course aimed at helping veterans

“Warriors struggle ... are veterans; so is her fiance. “So I thought it’d be good for my professional and personal life,” she said. Some of the mental health center’s staff also took the course. Derne... read more


Maine Compass: Help is available for veterans in crisis

Suicide, the 10th leading cause of death, is a significant public health concern ... substantially among younger veterans ages 18-34, yet remained relatively stable among their civilian peers. The sui... read more

Veterans still struggle with a broken VA

A few years ago I was surrounded by the graves of soldiers at the American cemetery in Normandy, France, which allowed me to reflect on the men and women who have ... of the Phoenix VA Health Care Sys... read more

One female veteran's epic quest for a 'foot that fits'

"The problem is we are coming home to a society and unfortunately a VA that still defines veterans as male — that's what Americans picture when they think veteran,"said former Army medic Joy Ilem,who ... read more

Why do so many female veterans struggle to find work?

“Women veterans are still having a harder time finding jobs than their male ... courses in high-demand fields ranging from data science to cybersecurity and health care. Some industries are also stepp... read more

Editorial: Help veterans not just on one day

On this Veterans Day, also consider doing something more tangible to honor and help the men and women who have ... learned to good use. Some struggle, though, with health or mental health or ... read more

The Mistreatment Of Female Veterans Is Not Just A Women’s Issue

“My own transition was very difficult,” she told Task & Purpose ... veterans experience this hardship. For women, accessing female-specific health care, quality employment, and trauma-informed care co... read more

Letters for Nov. 11: Kindness, football, election thoughts and more

Two lovely women sitting in the booth near ... There’s a lot of confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) right now, but it’s important our region’s entrepreneurs know they can still purchase heal... read more

Easing Transition to Civilian Life for Women Veterans

Unlike veterans with physical wounds, post-traumatic stress disorder, or adjustment problems such as substance abuse or depression, who can look to the VA and other groups for help, many who don’t hav... read more



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