Acupressure & Stress Resilience
Exploring the use of acupressure, a free (once learned) treatment that Veterans may supply for themselves, to potentially help relieve some symptoms created by TBI and/or PTSD.
Suicide, Chronic Encephalopathy Link Questioned
Drs. Wortzel and Brenner explore "whether former football players’ deaths by suicide are linked to the chronic effects of head injuries during their playing careers".
The TBI Toolkit
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern. This toolkit provides mental health clinicians necessary information to address the needs of Veterans/Military Personnel with a history of TBI and co-occurring mental health conditions.
The mission of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC (Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center) is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors in the Veteran population. Towards this end, the work of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is focused on promising clinical interventions, as well as the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors that may lead to innovative prevention strategies.
The vision of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is: Veterans, their families, and the VHA will have increased information and options to make health decisions aimed at decreasing suicide risk.
The Co-occurring TBI and Mental Health Symptoms held Wednesday, September 3, 2014 has been recorded and is now available online.
The TBI Toolkit is a web-based toolkit that provides resources for identifying, assessing, and treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) and co-occurring behavioral health conditions. This toolkit was designed for use with Veterans and can also be used when treating non-Veterans.
Updated: 29 December 2014
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This national service has earned a Seal of Distinction, and assists with resume revisions, job search and applications, job interviewing techniques and developing a post-military strategic plan. A hiring board connects Vets, transitioning military and their spouses with Hire Heroes USA’s corporate partners, maximizing opportunities for successful employment.
Project Sanctuary supports our military families by providing therapeutic retreats, enabling the families to reconnect and reintegrate into their communities through education, innovative services, supportive follow through…and FUN! Of the hundreds of families who have attended our retreats, 90% are still intact; we happily report ZERO SUICIDES, and all servicemen and women who want to have a job are working. Simply put, our program works.
R4 Alliance is a membership of programs of excellence providing therapeutic and community based Recreation services to Our Military Family. We are focused and committed to achieving the highest quality services through collaborative efforts in Research, education, standards of excellence, economic viability, and continuum of care across our service community. We believe these services are essential to the holistic Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Our Military Family.
If you have been waiting for VA care, live a certain distance from a VA facility, or face other geographic challenges, you may be eligible for a new program entitled “Veterans Choice Program”. The program provides options to be seen and treated in local communities. Visit the site or call 866-606-8198 to get started and learn more about your options.
“Feds hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.” Here you will find online assistance, as well as a calendar of local events across the country. The site and service is a result of an Executive Order, “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government,” and partnerships between the VA, DoD, Homeland security and other federal agencies.
My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.
Every year, over 180,000 dedicated men and women exit our nation's armed services after their loyal service to our nation. For over 45 years, SCORE has been a leader in providing mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through its network of 13,000 volunteer mentors and trainers. SCORE stands ready to answer the call of helping our veterans to transition into life as entrepreneurs. The SCORE Foundation, in partnership with major corporations, is pleased to offer the "Veteran Fast Launch" initiative. This program is a combined package of free software and services combined with SCORE's mentoring program in order to help accelerate the ability of veterans and their families to start and succeed as small business owners.
The mission of the Farmer Veteran Coalition is to mobilize veterans to feed America. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems for all. We believe that food production offers purpose, opportunity, as well as physical and psychological benefits.
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