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Veterans Empowering Veterans

“I’m a work in progress, we all are”, explained formerly homeless Air Force veteran, Robert Morrison. Morrison is now employed and taking computer classes at a local college thanks in large part to the work of Renee and Calvin Elder, founders of Veterans Empowering Veterans.

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Stand Down 2011

During war time, “Stand Down” is a term that describes the removal of exhausted soldiers from combat to a safe place to rest, enjoy warm meals, get new uniforms and receive medical care. Thanks to founders and Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, “Stand Down” now refers to their grassroots, community based intervention program put in place to offer aid to the nation’s homeless veteran population.

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Healing the Wounded Heart: Alternative Treatment for PTSD

For over a year now, Dr. Allen Roland has been working with veterans with PTSD in Northern California using his heart centered Healing the Wounded Heart therapy workshops and has experienced impressive results.

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Unconventional (and adorable!) Aid for Veterans

Veterans and the dogs

Soldier’s Best Friend is an non-profit organization that works to connect service dogs (or Therapeutic Companion Dogs) with veterans suffering from PTSD.

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New Resources and Opportunities for Young Veterans in Arizona

The state of Arizona recently announced two major efforts to help improve life for veterans. ASU will open a new veterans services center and Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law to that will provide in-state tuition for veterans to any state university.

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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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Military wives mental health in decline

Studies show that anxiety and depression are pervasive among military wives in connection with their husbands’ deployment. Was this always the case and it’s only now being studied, or if there is something in particular about the way war is waged now that is creating the problem? The article suggests that longer deployments are part of the problem. 

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