When Daniel Sepulveda wakes up in the middle of the night shaking from another nightmare, a service dog from Southeastern Guide Dogs named Max is there to calm him and make him feel safe again. When he sleepwalks, Max’s kisses awaken him.
Amidst the controversy of professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, one company is taking a “stand” for the Star Spangled Banner. Veteran owned Nine Line Apparel has never been apologetic when it comes to expressing their patriotism and love of country, and now they are partnering with others to share their views on standing for the anthem, and what that act truly means.
First-Hand Stories from US Veterans on Their Heroes: The Companion and Service Animals Who Love Them
Skyhorse Publishing has just released a book that Jennifer Griffin of FOX News calls “a poignant tale of survival and resilience.” Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, Veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help Veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives.
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it is taking immediate steps to propose the termination of a Memphis VA Medical Center employee arrested over the weekend for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal impersonation of a police officer.
VA Providing Support to Veterans in Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands in Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria
In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it continues to provide vital health care and other support to displaced Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).
Twenty Veterans die by suicide every day.
Sam Rhodes is no stranger to the toll that war can take on a person’s mental health.
Hurricane season takes place from June to November each year. With dangerous storms predicted in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, it’s important to take care of your health care needs to help ease stress during a potential emergency.
If you have the symptoms of PTSD, you may try to deal with problems in ways that cause more harm than good. This is called negative coping. Negative coping means you use quick fixes that may make a situation worse in the long run.
When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of power.