March 16, 2017

‘I Was Back in Iraq’: Virtual Reality Is More Than a Game for Suffering Vets

It was supposed to be a routine resupply mission: a short drive across the Al Asad Air Base, 90 kilometers north of sweltering Baghdad, to fetch, […]
March 10, 2017

VA offers free Military Sexual Trauma health care services to Veterans regardless of service-connected status

I enlisted in the Army in 2000 and served for five years as an Arabic linguist, including a year-long Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment with the 101st […]
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 […]
March 7, 2017

VA to provide mental health care to veterans with ‘bad paper’ discharges

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making mental health care services available to veterans with other-than-honorable discharges who urgently need it, VA Secretary […]
March 6, 2017

PTSD: A Lasting Impact of War

“…In January of ’06 for the very first time in my life, I went to the VA and I said, with tears in my eyes, I […]
March 1, 2017

New nonprofit aims to help PTSD veterans

News just arrived that the vacated Lane County Sheriff’s Office Work Camp located in Alma, west of Lorane, is now being set up for use by […]
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 […]
January 27, 2017

Veterans with traumatic brain injuries and the realities when returning home

For Veterans, returning home may be a complicated journey filled with emotional, physical, and mental highs and lows, particularly if they are trying to recover from […]
January 23, 2017

Deschutes County Selected for Behavioral Health Pilot Program

Deschutes County, Ore. – Deschutes County has been selected to participate in a two-year federally-funded behavioral health pilot program. The new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic […]