The REACH campaign's mission is to educate all Americans that suicide is preventable and to encourage them to REACH to those in need to provide hope. It also encourages people who are hurting to REACH to find help. When people REACH, suicide will be prevented.
More than 100 VA health facilities across the U.S. are offering in-person care for many non-urgent needs and appointments. At the same time, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many parts of the country.
As more Veterans return to VA sites of care, safety is our top priority. Physical distancing and face coverings are our best safety measures.
Veterans and their spouses can take advantage of free virtual training and certification in technology skills from NPower. After four months of intensive training, mentoring and a paid internship, participants will have access to job placement and more. Apply online now for classes starting on September 8.
After Action Network (AAN) is a comprehensive referral network for local and national resources.AAN helps Veteran families find local and national resources, serving as a "one-stop shop network of networks, focusing on social services...with catered resources for each Veteran," says its founder, Marine Veteran Joe Williams.
Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can bond with others at a free, five-day retreat in Maryland. Operation Tohidu, a Cherokee word meaning peace of mind, body, and spirit, offers group outdoor activities, introspective exercises and therapies for self-managing PTSD, anxiety, depression and traumatic experiences.
What's on Your Plate? VA's "Fresh Focus" Podcast Offers Nutrition Advice
In the Fresh Focus podcast series, dietitians offer simple habits for healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices. Topics include meal planning, nutrition for diabetes and cardiac health, cooking tips and caregiver support.
Marine Corps Veteran Ben Killoy, Host of the Military Veteran Dad Podcast
Marine Corps Veteran Ben Killoy struggled with the challenges of fatherhood. He shares how his own struggles inspired him to create his Military Veteran Dad Podcast to help Veteran dads like him, and any military spouse, be more present "both physically and mentally to their marriage and their family."