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CCBHCs: Serving Those Who Serve Us
About 20 veterans a day die by suicide, and fewer than 50 percent of our returning service members who need mental health care receive it. The statistics are as startling as they are revealing. As veterans return and transition back into civilian life, they too often suffer in silence or reach out for help in […]
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They’ve Given Us Their Best – It’s Time to Give Them Our Best
On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor our heroes – the men and women who answered the call to military service. We remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication and say thank you for their sacrifices. As a 22-year Navy veteran, I can tell you how much this day of remembrance means to veterans […]
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It’s Our Duty to Honor Veterans
This week Americans are saying to our nation’s veterans, “Thank you for your service.” Families are placing flags on the graves of the fallen. Businesses are offering free car washes, haircuts and admission to parks and museums to active duty military, veterans and their families. But as a Navy veteran and mental health and addictions […]
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A landscape with depressions, steep hills, and gaps
This post first ran on the Cohen Veterans Network and can be accessed here. On September 27 and 28, the second annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit will be taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The Cohen Veterans Network is pleased to be a co-host and leader of numerous sessions this year at […]
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4 Ways You Can Support Veterans Living With PTSD in Your Community
With Independence Day upon us, learn some ways you can help support those who have served our country. 1) Put it in context Although the prevalence of PTSD is higher among returning veterans than in the general population, the vast majority of service members will return without the disorder. 2) Be sensitive to signs and […]
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The Power of 1: One click, one call, one text — one life.
Every year, our country recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month. This year, the Veterans Crisis Line asks you to think about the power of one and consider the many ways a single act can give veterans access to confidential support and resources.
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