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We Can't Afford to Lose Any More Veterans to Suicide! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: treatment, humanrights, death, suicide, veterans, family, humans )

- 2024 days ago -
Providing insurance coverage for PTSD and depression treatment is imperative. And establishing country-wide and state crisis hotlines can help those who feel they have nowhere to turn.
Study Paints Picture of Aging, Homeless Veterans
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, homelessness, more vets homeless, sick, poverty, VA's Healthcare for Homeless Veterans, male/female veterans )

- 2275 days ago -
Veterans are significantly more likely to be homeless than civilian adults, and these homeless vets are getting steadily older and sicker, researchers reported on Friday.
A Vet's Best Friend
Health & Wellness  (tags: Veterans, rehab, AlternativeMed, Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, interesting, medicine, treatment )

- 3255 days ago -
A yellow Lab that transformed his life. You'll love it!
Army Suicide Rate Could Top Nation's This Year - CNN.Com
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, suicide, death, illness, study, risks )

- 3492 days ago -
The rate of suicides among-active duty soldiers is on pace to surpass both last year's numbers and the rate of suicide in the general U.S. population for the first time since the Vietnam war, according to U.S. Army officials. Officials attribute the
Health & Wellness  (tags: Republicans, Congress, Veterans, health care, paralyzed veterans, Christopher and Dana Reeve Act, spinal cord injuries, Advancing America's Priorities Act, GOP, troops, war, bush administration, military )

- 3553 days ago -
The bill, Advancing America's Priorities Act, was blocked by a 50-42 vote, short of the 60 votes need to overcome a filibuster. It was created in an effort to draw attention to Sen. Tom Coburn, a stalwart crusader for tightening the pursestrings of gove
New Generation of Homeless Vets Emerge
Health & Wellness  (tags: society, health, veterans, depression, treatment )

- 3745 days ago -
For as long as the United States has sent its young men - and later its young women - off to war, it has watched as a segment of them come home and lose the battle with their own memories, their own scars, and wind up without homes
120 Veterans Commit Suicide Each Week!
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, suicide, Pentagon, Iraq, war, deaths, statistics )

- 3801 days ago -
Pentagon says this is no problem, because they are doing this not due to the war, but because they are having "personal problems".
Wounded Warriors Face Home-Front Battle With VA
Health & Wellness  (tags: VA, veterans, disabled )

- 3810 days ago -
"Sometimes, you get lost in the system," he told CNN. "I feel like a Social Security number. I don't feel like Tyler Ziegel."
Revamp Urged for Care of Veterans
Health & Wellness  (tags: US, Veterans, Iraq, Iraq war, Congress, legislation, healthcare, disability, US troops, Afghanistan, injured, wounded, soldiers, family-assistance, long-term rehab )

- 3841 days ago -
President Bush sent legislation to Congress yesterday to revamp the health-care and disability system for U.S troops wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan by eliminating duplicative bureaucracy and providing more assistance to families dealing with the long-term
Wounded Vets Also Suffer Financial Woes
Health & Wellness  (tags: Veterans, Americans, PTSD, illness, prevention, research, lack of treatment, shame on society! )

- 3858 days ago -
He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq. Today, he can't keep a job, pay his bills, or chase thoughts of suicide from his tortured
VA Hospital Turned Away Suicidal Vet, Family Says
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, veterans, treatment )

- 4049 days ago -
Although he earned two purple hearts for fighting in Iraq, Marine Jonathan Schulze was rejected by a Minnesota VA hospital when he needed urgent treatment.His father and stepmother both insist they heard Schulze tell the intake nurse he was "suicidal."

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