The Role of Peer Support in Combating Veteran Depression

Depression is a significant barrier that impedes veterans from fully reintegrating into civilian life after their service. Effective support systems are crucial in assisting veterans in overcoming these challenges and leading fulfilling lives. The role of peer support in combatting veteran depression is vital, as it connects individuals with peers who have faced similar struggles, […]

NAAV Helping Veterans Most in Need in the DC Metro Area

The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV), President and CEO, Constance A. Burns (in mid-March 2024) chose the Woodlands at Reid Temple Senior Apartments in Glenn Dale, Maryland to locate veterans, caregivers, and their family members most in need of daily household supplies, toiletries, and food. The search took several weeks to locate veterans […]

The Connection Between Military Service, Trauma, and Substance Use

During your military service, you might face really tough situations that are hard on your body and mind. Sometimes, these hard moments can even cause trauma. Trauma happens when something that happened leaves you feeling shaken. You might try to handle these tough emotions by turning to alcohol or drugs. However, this is not a […]

Coping Strategies for Veterans Facing Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is a significant issue for many veterans. It can stem from injuries sustained during service, the physical demands of military life, or other health conditions. Living with this kind of pain is challenging, but there are ways to manage and cope with it effectively. This post aims to provide practical strategies […]

MEDIA RELEASE: NDVA Wins VA Pillars of Excellence Award for Veterans Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic

Veterans Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 21, 2024 Contact: Holden Armstrong, NDVA Communications Director 402-219-1704, holden.armstrong@nebraska.gov NDVA Wins VA Pillars of Excellence Award for Veterans Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic WASHINGTON (FEB 21, 2024) — On Wednesday, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough presented the Nebraska Department of […]

April Veteran Feed and Connect Event April 20, 2024

Dear Community Partner, On behalf of Mental Health America of Augusta, the Augusta Expo, and Valley Community Services Board, we want to extend an invitation for you and your organization to participate in our upcoming Veteran’s Feed and Connect event. The event will take place on April 20th, 2024, at Augusta Expo Center from 10 […]

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