Suicide prevention is a top priority of The American Legion. Deeply concerned about the number of military veterans who take their own lives at rates higher than that of the general population, the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans established a Suicide Prevention Program under the supervision of its TBI/PTSD standing committee, which reports to the national … [Read more...] about Veterans Suicide – An American Legion White Paper
I haven't been to the Vet Center in a few years. My therapist there transferred and I moved to the civilian sector. The transition from one to the other was about as seamless as I could have hoped for thanks to my Vet Center therapist. She set me up for success with my new therapist and with myself. I had been in regular therapy since 1991 in California but in 1998 I moved to … [Read more...] about Have you tried going to the Vet Center ? I did and I’m glad.
In March 2020 the VA removed the DBQ's from their website. NVLSP.org has made them available to the public here See above, the links below currently are broken, since the VA removed the DBQ's Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead … [Read more...] about List By Symptom – VA Disability Compensation
GAO is making five recommendations, including that DOD direct the Air Force and Navy to address inconsistencies in their screening and training policies and ensure that the military services monitor adherence to their screening, training, and counseling policies. DOD agreed with four of GAO’s recommendations, but did not agree to address inconsistencies in training … [Read more...] about Actions Needed to Ensure Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Are Considered in Misconduct Separations – GAO Report May 2017 » HadIt.com VA Disability Claims Veteran to Veteran
The Government Accountability Office found that thousands of soldiers were ousted, and cut off from benefits, despite diagnoses of traumatic brain injury or mental disorders.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com … [Read more...] about Wounded Troops Discharged for Misconduct Often Had PTSD or T.B.I.