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Support Your Local Heroes

This week we looked at the physical and mental health issues facing returning veterans. It’s a subject that many of us don’t want to think about, but for many, especially those who saw combat, readjusting to civilian life is their toughest challenge. It is the responsibility of all of us to give them our support … Continue reading Support Your Local Heroes
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Returning Home, Where To Seek Help

When soldiers return home with problems, whether clearly visible problems or hidden problems, they need to know where to look for help. It’s actually expected that veterans will have some emotional problem when returning from war, and it’s vital that the support is there to help servicemen reintegrate with their families and working life. The … Continue reading Returning Home, Where To Seek Help
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Uncommon Exposures

Veterans are often exposed to a range of physical, environmental and chemical hazards which civilians rarely encounter. The Department of Veterans Affairs have a useful online service to help vets identify the kinds of things they might have been exposed to on their tours. If veterans have health problems which don’t present at the time but … Continue reading Uncommon Exposures
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Mental Health Crisis For Vets

A recent study by the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and the University of California has discovered that over 40% of soldiers returning from service in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from some kind of mental health problems or related behavioral problems. http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/07/18/veterans-mental-health-concerns-rising/7199.html That’s a high number and highlights the concerns, laid out in … Continue reading Mental Health Crisis For Vets
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Mental Health Crisis For Vets

A recent study by the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and the University of California has discovered that over 40% of soldiers returning from service in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from some kind of mental health problems or related behavioral problems. http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/07/18/veterans-mental-health-concerns-rising/7199.html That’s a high number and highlights the concerns, laid out in … Continue reading Mental Health Crisis For Vets
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