Tag Archives: VA

Military veterans helping each other cope with mental illnesses

Military veterans are working together to help each other cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse — and they’re sharing their stories in an effort to help others. The 11 News I-Team recently intervened on behalf of a troubled Vietnam-era veteran who was feeling helpless and ready to give up. A phone call… Read More »

Valkyries of Valor & LOV Conservation Project 2019 [ THANK YOU ]

Veterans gathered together Mother’s Day weekend in honor of Earth day to collaborate with local community to clean up beaches, repair equipment for adaptive sports athletes, weed and plant new vegetation around Patriot Point in Maryland. ❤️We connect post 9/11 warriors & service 🐕 🧡DUST OFF provides 🐕medical ER grants 💛Text LOVWINS to 804.258.1822 to… Read More »

About PTSD: "Don't beat yourself up. Give yourself grace." Veteran Tia Christopher

Tia Christopher US Navy (2000 – 2001) “Get some therapy and down the road look back and then see your progress… ” Learn more about PTSD from Tia Christopher and other Veterans who’ve been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace Source: Youtube

About PTSD Treatment: "Don't hesitate. Believe me." Veteran Richard Adams

Richard Adams, US Navy, (1971 — 1972) “I never thought I could feel this good. It’s true.” Learn more about PTSD and PTSD treatment from Richard Adams and other Veterans who’ve been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace Source: Youtube

Questions and answers about PTSD

Dr. Ladi Kukoyi, chief of staff at the Birmingham VA, answers some questions to help people better understand what PTSD is, what it’s like and how it can be treated. Story: http://via.whnt.com/F1BUX If you have questions about treatment for PTSD, the VA has a page at www.ptsd.va.gov. Source: Youtube

"You can let the PTSD take over, or you can let you take over… " Veteran John Angell Jr.

John Angel Jr. US Marine Corps (2003 – 2008) “Not receiving treatment? It’s a path nobody wants to go down… ” Learn more about PTSD from John Angell and other Veterans who’ve been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace Source: Youtube

Introduction to the PE Coach app

PE Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people who are engaged in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy with a clinical provider. It was created by a team at the National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs. PE is an evidence-based psychotherapy used to treat posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. If you… Read More »


Today we’re talking about SERVICE CONNECTION. When we talk about service-connecting a medical condition, disease, injury or illness to military service, we are talking about proving the relationship between the two. 1) Direct Service Connection 2) Service Connection by Aggravation 3) Presumptive Service Connection 4) Secondary Service Connection 5) Service Connection due to Injury Caused… Read More »

#SE2E2+ Cannabis Use and PTSD among Veterans

Cannabis use for medical conditions is an issue of growing concern. Some Veterans use marijuana to relieve symptoms of PTSD and several states specifically approve the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. However, controlled studies have not been conducted to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of medical marijuana for PTSD. Thus, there is no evidence… Read More »

About PTSD treatment: "I've been through it." Veteran Harold "Bud" Smith

Harold “Bud” Smith, US Air Force, (1959 – 1962) “I’ve got a life today that I’m very happy with.” Learn more about PTSD from Bud Smith and other Veterans who’ve been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace Source: Youtube