October 29, 2018

When Female Veterans Return Home

First Lieutenant Brie Zeiger tried to stifle her fear as the C-130 transport plane she was riding in began its descent toward Forward Operating Base …
October 21, 2018

Mental Health First Aid course to be offered for veterans

Samaritan Health Services invites community members, including military members, veterans and their families, to register for a veteran-focused Mental Health First Aid course.
October 18, 2018

VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help

VA says 115 vets with other-than-honorable discharges received mental health care last year under a new program. Veterans advocates say it’s a tiny fraction of such […]
October 12, 2018

PTSD and Other Mental Health Trauma Becoming More Prevalent in Oregon

The fact is that trauma impacts more than just veterans. After implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, Oregon Health Authority started …
October 12, 2018

Preventing suicide begins with a commitment to #BeThere

September was Suicide Prevention Month, an annual campaign that draws attention to the national public health issue of suicide and the importance of suicide prevention. This […]
September 28, 2018

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Mental Health Care

In support of Suicide Prevention Month, VA and Veterans of Foreign Wars teamed up for an #ExploreVA Facebook Live event to discuss how to recognize the […]
September 25, 2018

US veteran suicide rate in Oregon double the national average among non-veterans

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – United States veterans are committing suicide at alarming rates that are well above the national average, and the problem is …
September 25, 2018

Helping vets in crisis

The rate of veteran suicides in Oregon is far outpacing that of civilians — as it is across the nation — and a local group of […]
September 21, 2018

Saturday is Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness Day

That’s one reason why the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs is putting a lot of effort into making sure vets know there’s help available and that […]