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Vets Turn to Sweat Lodges to Treat PTSD
Health & Wellness  (tags: sweat lodge, PTSD, veterans )

Judy
- 81 days ago - koaa.com
A centuries-old tradition has become a new form of treatment for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and the Native American sweat lodge on Fort Carson is leading the way for military installations around the country.
PETITION: Don't Skimp on Veteran's Mental Health Therapy
Health & Wellness  (tags: VA, mental health, veterans, therapy, therapist, military veterans, military suicides, PTSD veteran, government, illness, prevention, treatment, health, medicine )

Marcia
- 83 days ago - change.org
Therapists have been forced to cut sessions down to a half hour, in an administration-wide attempt to manage their overload of mental health cases. This is not fair to our veterans. VA needs to hire more therapists until the mental health crisis ends
Meals on Wheels America for Senior Veterans
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, veterans, activists, americans, hunger, volunteering, health, ethics, goodnews, nutrition, diet, food )

Mari
- 208 days ago - homedepotfoundation.org
eam Depot WeâEUR(TM)ve teamed up with Meals on Wheels America to make sure senior veterans are living safely in their homes, where they want to be. WeâEUR(TM)ll donate $1 for every Like, Comment or Share this post receives to support their great work! Ends 11/11
Leaked Document 35,000 Combat Vets Denied VA Health Care Enrollment Due To Computer Error
Health & Wellness  (tags: Veterans, illegal artificial barrier, VA, medical care, means testing )

Dandelion
- 262 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The VA has created an illegal artificial barrier for people to access care. Many vets have to submit a means test to be enrolled, but it's not required for combat vets, who are automatically eligible for five years of free care.
Tell the Candidates: Oppose the Privatization of Veterans' Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, health care, VA, Veterans Administration, privatization, doctors, hospitals, petitions )

Freya
- 347 days ago - action.votevets.org
Privatizing the system would severely underfund the department, leaving veterans out in the cold with many service-connected injuries. Often times, VA centers are equipped to deal with specialized care, amputations and traumatic brain injuries in a way...
We Are United Behind Social Security - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: Social Security Disability, Disabled adults and children, Veterans )

Dandelion
- 433 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
DC is putting into action their plan to cut Social Security disability insurance for 11 million Americans, including more than 1 million veterans and 3 million children starting in 2016.
Video - Back From the Battlefields, Soldiers Find Healing Ground
Health & Wellness  (tags: soldiers, veterans, AlternativeMed, Body-Mind-Spirit, environment, health, humans, safety, society, treatment )

Lone
- 520 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Boulder Crest is a 37-acre sanctuary that welcomes active-duty service members, veterans, and their families to spend a week taking part in alternative therapies designed to bring about physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Please Sign: VA, Offer Pituitary Screening to All Veterans!
Health & Wellness  (tags: pituitary, hypopituitarism, veterans, EID blasts, PTSD, TBI, hormonal imbalance, corisol, adrenalin, depression, suicide, US Veterans Administration, Dept of Veteran Affairs )

Susan
- 622 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Pituitary.org says that 1 in 5 people suffer from pituitary dysfunction - even more so if you have suffered any kind of jolt to the head, as have many war veterans. Screening for this condition will certainly save lives and quality of life for many vets.
We Can't Afford to Lose Any More Veterans to Suicide! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: treatment, humanrights, death, suicide, veterans, family, humans )

Nancy
- 1303 days ago - theveteranssite.greatergood.com
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 )

Judy
- 1554 days ago - nationaljournal.com
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 )

Cat
- 2533 days ago - video.msn.com
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 )

Maryann
- 2771 days ago - cnn.com
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
SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK EFFORT TO AID PARALYZED VETERANS
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 )

Blue
- 2831 days ago - rawstory.com
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 )

Cal
- 3024 days ago - hosted.ap.org
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 )

Eric
- 3080 days ago - care2.com
Pentagon says this is no problem, because they are doing this not due to the war, but because they are having "personal problems".
 

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