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 […]

Understanding and Addressing Sleep Disorders in Military Veterans

  The transition from military to civilian life brings many challenges, some lingering in the quiet hours of the night. For many veterans, the end of their service marks the beginning of a new battle: coping with sleep disorders. These sleep disorders in military veterans are not just common occurrences; they are complex conditions that […]

Uplifting Homecomings: Mental Health Care for Military Families

Military families lead a unique and challenging lifestyle. The constant deployments, relocations, and separations can take a toll on their mental health. However, there’s support available in the form of mental health. Find out about the significance of mental health care for military families and how it can uplift their well-being, especially during homecomings. The […]

The Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

For many veterans, the battle doesn’t end when they return home. The shadows of traumatic events loom large, often manifesting as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As they grapple with this mental health challenge, an alarming trend emerges the undeniable link between PTSD and substance abuse. Understanding this connection is crucial for improving veterans’ mental health […]

Breaking the Cycle: Addressing Homelessness and Mental Health Challenges

By Regi Publico   The aspiration to own a home is nearly universal. It symbolizes stability and belonging. Yet, for many, this dream remains out of reach due to deteriorating economic conditions and insufficient social reforms.    Data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development highlights a sobering reality. An estimated 36% of […]

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is dedicated to National Suicide Prevention Awareness. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to raise awareness, focus efforts on directing treatment to those who are most in need, and remember those affected by suicide. Suicide prevention is one of the National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) key concerns and a […]

Recognizing the Signs of Depression and Anxiety in Veterans

Depression and anxiety in veterans are pressing issues that require our earnest attention. As a society, we are responsible for understanding our heroes’ mental health challenges upon returning home from duty. Mental health struggles like depression and anxiety, unfortunately, have become an all-too-common part of their post-service reality. Understanding these challenges and seeking help can […]

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