Veterans: How to Get Help When the Holidays Aren’t So Merry and Bright

Below is verbatim post on myhealth.va.gov on how to deal with the reality the holiday season. This post was worth sharing just to make sure the links were available. While I recognize some have issues with the VA (and I completely understand these issues), I do believe if you are in crisis, these links are a veteran's and a veteran's family's best bet for getting said veteran … [Read more...]

Women Veterans Just Want to be Heard

A new study commissioned by the Disabled American Veterans was released on September 24, 2015. If you are a woman veteran, whether you suffer from some of the challenges that are specific to women veterans or not, you should take a bit of time to digest what it says. At 52 pages, this is one of the most comprehensive studies I've seen yet. If you care at all about a … [Read more...]

Sergeant Lisamarie Wiley – Phenomenal Women Veteran

Sergeant Lisamarie Wiley stepped on a IED while performing her duties as an Army interrogator in Afghanistan. She has since become an outspoken advocate for better designed prosthetics for women veterans. Recently, she has teamed up with The Girls' Lounge, the VA and Stratasys to work on new innovative designs that may be as easy to acquire as the push of a printer button. … [Read more...]

Two In Five Military Women Endure Sexual Trauma During Service

This shouldn't be stunning if you've been paying attention to the reports that have been coming out over the last few years. If you are interested, there is a link in the below article that will take you to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, online publication from July 29, 2015. There you can find all the reference links used during the study. Read the Full … [Read more...]

Women Veteran Suicides happening at the Same Rate as Men Veterans

This is an Op-Ed written by Shad Meshad who is the Founder and co-author of the Vet Center Program and Founder of the National Veterans Foundation. It was written a month or so ago, and its worth your time to read and absorb. Veteran suicide rates are incredibly high and women veterans are committing suicide at exactly the same rates as men veterans. If you know a veteran … [Read more...]