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Veterans and Homelessness – statistics and stories

It is hopeful to hear that people are getting the help they need. I hope these stories indicate that the VA is prepared to help the influx of troops returning from Iraq.

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Veteran Civilian Dialogue at Intersections International

An interview with Scott Thompson, founder of Veteran Civilian Dialogue – an moving evening of expression through talk, song and theater.

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Unique Way to Connect Veterans to Mental Health Services

By training bartenders at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) clubs to “identify veterans in trouble and direct them to mental health professionals”, researchers hope to help more struggling veterans. The theory behind the study is to engage the community and people who see veterans on a regular basis, rather than doctors who may only see their patients once a year.

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Veteran Civilian Dialogue gets the attention of The NY Times

Intersections International, a social justice non-profit organization, organizes the Veteran Civilian Dialogue Project, that brings Veterans and lay people together to share their respective experience and understanding of war. The New York Times covered the last event, which was their largest to date. Read the article here.

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Veteran’s Bookmaking Project

The Veteran Book Project, is a workshop that teaches bookmaking to veterans as a way of processing their wartime experience.

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Happy Holidays!

Every day of the year is a good time to appreciate what veterans have done for us, but doing a little extra during the holidays doesn’t hurt either.

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Stop the Re-deployment of Traumatized Troops

Help stop the re-deployment of troops who are suffering from war trauma by signing this petition hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Men and women who have served should have the time they need to heal and should not be deployed again. Read more about this campaign and about Spc. Jeff Hanks who […]

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Army puts $17M toward suicide research

We are happy to hear that the US Army is trying to find a way to curtail suicide amongst veterans. But this is huge problem now, and will probably be an even bigger problem in the near future…

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Washington Post explores wartime brain injuries through multimedia

American soldiers are surviving injuries that they might not have without the advanced protective gear. This six part multimedia piece by The Washington Post features five soldiers who return home from war with brain injuries and touches on the very personal and difficult journeys they have ahead of them.

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Army puts $17M toward suicide research

We are happy to hear that the US Army is trying to find a way to curtail suicide amongst veterans. This research is to take place over three years. But this is huge problem now, and will probably be an even bigger problem in the near future as more soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan. […]

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