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‘A battle going on inside your body’ – Army vet describes what it’s like to survive COVID-19
Army veteran Yvette Paz believes the illness tests one’s mental state as much it does the physical. The virus is a solitary war, she said.
The unknown legacy of military mental health programs
In 2013, the Department of Defense began an approximately six-year review of 159 mental health programs, many of which were launched after the U.S. invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. According to...
Family of West Point cadet who died by suicide blames medical negligence at Portland VA
The suit alleges the medical center failed to manage Darneille's medication, investigate her increased suicidal thoughts or give her appropriate care.
Inside Virginia’s new plan to fight military suicides
The program aims to erase gaps in community programs and services for military families
Mental health care isn’t one-and-done — like any journey, you have to commit
While more veterans are seeking mental health care, they aren't getting the long-term treatment they need
Democratic contender Elizabeth Warren vows to halve veterans’ suicide rate in four years
Warren, who has 3 brothers who served in the military, also says she'll guarantee better pay and health benefits for current and former military members
A 22-year-old Instagram influencer says kids should learn less about World War II in school because ‘it’s so intense’
"[World War II] needs to be taught in moderation to promote mental health and focus on teaching young people real life skills."
The National Guard had more suicides in 2018 than any other military component
"Seeking help is not a sign of weakness."
Alarming VA report reveals 60,000 veterans committed suicide over recent decade
The Department of Veterans Affairs released an alarming report Friday showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017, with little sign that the crisis is...
Rep. Seth Moulton reveals his past struggle with PTSD to combat stigma around mental health care
Seth Moulton, a former combat Marine who's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, revealed he sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder as he proposed expanded mental health care for veterans...
This is what PTSD does to your voice, according to new research
Voice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests
2 veterans died by suicide at separate Georgia VA centers in one weekend
Two veterans killed themselves at separate Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Georgia over the weekend, refocusing attention on what the VA has called its "highest clinical priority"
The Trump administration’s next push to stop veterans suicides: grants for care beyond the VA
The Trump administration is looking into offering grants to connect veterans who are not already getting care from the Department of Veterans Affairs with the outside support they need as...
Yes, your supportive texts to your battle buddy actually help prevent military suicide, study says
Military service members who are at risk for suicide may be less likely to attempt to harm themselves when they receive supportive text messages, a U.S. study suggests
Active-Duty Army Suicides Reach Highest Level Since 2012
Across the military it's clear that suicide is still a very serious problem.
Marine Suicides Reach Highest Level In A Decade Despite End Of Large-Scale Combat Operations
Every Marine who takes his or her own life is more than a number, but the numbers tell a distressing story
10 Things Vets Think They Know About Veteran Mental Health — And What They Get Wrong
If everyone is an expert on mental health and wellness, are we listening to those who are actually experts?There seems … Continued
Iraq War Vet Charged In Deadly Shooting ‘Did Not Know Wrongfulness Of Actions,’ Doctor Finds
CLEVELAND, Ohio — An Iraq War veteran accused of murder and other charges suffered from severe mental illness at the time … Continued
Watch Veterans Chase Wolves And Poachers In This Wild New Animal Planet Series
Chasing wolves and poachers through the Montana wilderness isn’t what Colorado Springs resident Jamie Havig expected to be doing over … Continued
LGBTQ Vets, Uncomfortable With VA, Look To Each Other For Mental Health Care
After he returned from a tour in Iraq in the fall of 2006, Ramond Curtis wanted to get as far … Continued
This Hospital Just Received Its Largest Single Donation Ever To Help Veterans With PTSD
Rush University Medical Center will receive up to $45 million — its largest single donation ever — from the Wounded … Continued
‘I Closed My Eyes, And When I Did, I Saw My Pistol’: The Warax On Suicide
Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the West Point history department last week asked veterans on Twitter … Continued
More Active Troops Are Using Private Mental Health Care Over The DoD’s. Here’s Why
Dissatisfied with the quality of care and worried about reprisals from their command, service members are extensively seeking mental health … Continued
Most Vets Don’t Know What Mental Health Services VA Offers. So Here You Go
Roughly half of all post-9/11 veterans who may need mental health care do not seek it through the Department of … Continued
New Trump Executive Order Takes Aim At America’s Veteran Suicide Crisis
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this afternoon that will expand mental health coverage options for … Continued