May 12, 2017

Military Background Inspires Student’s Project to Serve Veterans

As one of the few African-American females to serve in the U.S. Marines, Pacific University public health major Irisa Grimes ’17 is acutely aware of both […]
May 3, 2017

Use Your Voice: Make a difference for Veterans during Mental Health Awareness Month

Every May, VA recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month as an opportunity to raise public awareness and reduce the inaccurate and often damaging stereotypes associated with mental […]
May 3, 2017

VA recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month with promotion of “Use Your Voice” awareness program to urge Veterans to speak up about mental illness

Today VA announced that, as part of its recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it is promoting “Use Your Voice,” a national awareness program […]
May 1, 2017

VA and TAPS working together to support the families of America’s fallen heroes

Each time a bugle plays Taps and a folded flag is presented to a grieving family, experts tell us that on average, 10 lives will be […]
March 26, 2017

Vets Crisis Line has been repaired

The Veterans Crisis Line has been fixed, according to a recent press release by the Department of Veterans Affairs. By adding a call center in Atlanta, […]
March 21, 2017

Veterans: Sharing your experience can save a life

I received a Facebook message over the weekend from Marine friend that I hadn’t heard from in months. “Do you have time to talk today?” I […]
March 8, 2017

VA secretary announces intention to expand mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable discharges and in crisis

VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin, while testifying in a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing  March 7, 2017, announced his intention to expand provisions for urgent mental […]
February 9, 2017

Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide’s A Risk

Jay Zimmerman got his first BB gun when he was 7, and his first shotgun when he was 10. “Growing up in Appalachia, you look forward […]
February 4, 2017

Military Widows Find Hope And Understanding Together

In the kitchen of a vacation rental in southern California, family pictures form a collage on the refrigerator. On closer inspection the photos are of multiple […]