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  • Homelessness
  • As a national leader of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness NLC has helped connect the commitment of local elected officials to community efforts working to provide housing to all veterans. (nlc.org)
  • The Mayors Challenge has been a key component of the national progress on veteran homelessness, which has declined 47 percent since 2010 . (nlc.org)
  • The progress made on homelessness by focusing on veterans offers valuable lessons as our nation navigates demographic changes with the aging baby boomer generation. (nlc.org)
  • centers
  • Sex-segregated residential centers: The women veterans expressed a desire for sex-segregated residential centers staffed by qualified individuals who are sensitive to the female veteran culture. (dol.gov)
  • Many factors can interfere with veterans getting mental health care , including the stigma associated with mental illnesses (such as the belief that seeking care is a sign of weakness), concern that seeking care may jeopardize their careers, trouble finding transport to VA centers, and trouble getting appointments. (yahoo.com)
  • Employers
  • The Veteran Employment Center (VEC) is an online portal that combines elements of standard job boards and professional connection media to provide a single solution for meeting the needs of both veteran job-seekers and employers seeking to hire our veterans. (military.com)
  • He added that veterans come back with a strong set of skills, and employers should not be reluctant to hire them for fear of post-traumatic stress disorder or other war-related medical issues. (military.com)
  • 1999
  • Though the study did not directly compare populations of veterans and non-veterans receiving treatment for depression, the study does confirm that suicide rates were very high among depressed VA patients during the study period of 1999 to 2004, reinforcing the need for the VA's recent initiatives to prevent suicide. (psychcentral.com)
  • 50,000
  • Chaired by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Ari Schiff, the VetDogs 5K goal is to raise at least $50,000 to sponsor an assistance dog for a disabled veteran -- and give them the chance to regain the life they once had. (prweb.com)
  • According to numbers from the senator's office, there are 50,000 unemployed veterans living in upstate New York, many of whom struggle to find jobs. (military.com)
  • women veterans
  • The Homeless Women Veterans Listening Sessions Report summarizes the information and viewpoints gathered from homeless women veterans and the service providers that assist them. (dol.gov)
  • The listening session participants consisted of 75 women veterans who are currently homeless, three women who had recently secured permanent housing, and 86 providers serving this population. (dol.gov)
  • The women veterans ranged in age from mid-20s to early 60s, with the majority in their 40s and 50s, and represented diverse ethnic (African-American 47%, Caucasian 42%, Latino 7%, and Other 4%) and educational (high school to master's degree) backgrounds. (dol.gov)
  • The top priorities of the women veterans were achieving independence, finding permanent housing, obtaining education/training and employment, meeting their financial obligations, as well as fulfilling their parental responsibilities. (dol.gov)
  • Childcare, housing, and programs for female veterans with children : Homeless women veterans are often separated from and lose custody of their children. (dol.gov)
  • deserve
  • Our veterans deserve to have timely care by agencies with clinicians who believe they can make a difference (more than just maintaining infrequent contact). (huffingtonpost.com)
  • members
  • Red Cross Reconnection Workshops provide a safe space for veterans and service members to not only discuss how they are feeling, but to see that others in their position feel the same way," said Ava Carter, Louisiana Red Cross program manager at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish. (redcross.org)
  • As part of the regular New Student Orientation program, the meeting introduced members of Blue Hen Veterans, a registered student organization, to University representatives who explained policies and support services available to veterans at UD. (udel.edu)
  • Know there are health care providers who are committed to making a difference both to the veteran and family members. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Family members can learn more through various veterans' organizations. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The AOA is raising awareness in the osteopathic community about the importance of having a comprehensive understanding of the unique physical and mental health care needs of our service members, veterans, and their families. (osteopathic.org)
  • Very specifically, veterans are using technology generated by the likes of our members when it comes to their injuries, like this prosthetic hand that recreates the sense of touch . (electrochem.org)
  • Registration for USNA students and alumni, veterans, and active service members is $20. (prweb.com)
  • All former service members, family members, and Veterans are welcome to attend on a walk-in basis. (wakegov.com)
  • The American Legion, the biggest veterans group with more than two million former service personnel as members, has taken the unusual step of calling for Mr Shinseki's resignation. (sky.com)
  • eligibility
  • Liaisons available to meet with veterans and families at any time to explain services, coverage, and eligibility. (in.gov)
  • families
  • Since 2012, NLC has supported city leaders in their efforts to meet the housing needs of veterans and their families through research and technical engagement. (nlc.org)
  • It can be helpful to identify a number of psychotherapists in your community who are experienced with working with veterans and their families as well as excited about the work they do in making a difference in veteran's lives. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Services
  • Riera noted that the event marks another milestone as the University continues to expand services and support for student veterans. (udel.edu)
  • A common theme in the listening sessions was the perception that existing programs/services for veterans favor men. (dol.gov)
  • The ideal residential center would accommodate women with children by offering housing for children of all ages, 24-hour daycare services, support groups for mothers, and special programs for female veterans with young children. (dol.gov)
  • The AOA supports the goals of this program in order to provide veterans the health care services they need. (osteopathic.org)
  • Veterans Services is located in room 150 of Templeton Student Center on the College of Arts & Sciences Campus. (lclark.edu)
  • soldiers
  • Psychiatrists for the Veterans Administration say many soldiers may not have dealt with the effects of their last time in combat before they are sent again. (gazettextra.com)
  • disability
  • Veterans now have the option of seeing a private health care practitioner instead of going to a VA facility to complete the disability evaluation form. (osteopathic.org)
  • The veterans' measure also contains additional money to process disability claims to ease lengthy backlogs. (yahoo.com)
  • This event will provide information about service connected disability claims and the resources available to Veterans in making these claims. (wakegov.com)
  • Interestingly, the depressed veterans who did not have a service-connected disability were more likely to commit suicide than those with a service-connected disability. (psychcentral.com)
  • The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits. (va.gov)
  • department
  • Every department here is veteran-friendly, and we have started building a partnership that can really flourish," McGuire said. (udel.edu)
  • suicide rates
  • They then analyzed the characteristics of all the depressed veterans who committed suicide, and calculated suicide hazard ratios and suicide rates per 100,000 person-years for each subgroup. (psychcentral.com)
  • When the researchers calculated suicide rates over the entire 5.5 year study period, they were much higher for men (89.5 per 100,000 person-years) than for women (28.9), and higher for whites (95 per 100,000 PY) than for African Americans (27) and veterans of other races (56.1). (psychcentral.com)
  • program
  • The VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is an arm of the VA research program that conducts multisite clinical trials examining issues important to Veteran health. (nih.gov)
  • Republicans
  • The boost for veterans came even as Republicans controlling the chamber marched ahead with a plan that would require most other domestic programs to absorb even deeper cuts next year than those in place now after the imposition of across-the-board spending cuts. (yahoo.com)
  • Pension
  • Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La CaƱada Flintridge home, his family said. (latimes.com)
  • Bill
  • The GOP strategy is to, early on, advance popular, bipartisan bills like the veterans' measure and a homeland security bill to be debated Wednesday, and then bring up bills making deep cuts later in the summer - if at all. (yahoo.com)
  • bills
  • Stress doesn't end after combat does - veterans come home and deal with bills, breakups, divorce, and everything else you and I deal with. (redcross.org)
  • substance
  • Veterans with substance abuse issues, and those who had been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons in the year before their depression diagnosis, also had a higher suicide risk. (psychcentral.com)
  • Depression
  • We are also examining whether there are specific periods during depression treatment when veterans are at higher risk and might need higher levels of monitoring," says Valenstein. (psychcentral.com)
  • For their analysis, the researchers included all veterans who had received at least two diagnoses of depression during the study period, or had received both a diagnosis of depression and filled a prescription for an antidepressant . (psychcentral.com)
  • Veterans with bipolar disorder , schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders were not included because of their different prognoses compared with people who have "unipolar" depression. (psychcentral.com)
  • In all, the analysis included data from 807,694 of the 1.5 million veterans diagnosed with depression since 1997. (psychcentral.com)
  • healthcare
  • He said: "What I want veterans to know is that this is a good, quality healthcare system, not perfect, and when we stumble across our imperfections we're going to do something about it, we get to the bottom of it, and to the best of our abilities assure it never happens again. (sky.com)
  • Lack
  • Returning veterans who have experienced the horror, insanity, frustration and futility of war would be, and have been, particularly effective activists for peace are and uniquely qualified to educate about war's nature and reality as they enjoy an expertise and credibility which others, who allege to "know" war solely from theory and at a distance, lack. (truthout.org)
  • receive
  • Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming. (ou.edu)
  • Ask the veteran if the treatment they receive is making a difference. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • In order to receive Veteran's Preference, an applicant for a City position who is claiming Veterans Preference must attach/upload a DD214 and/or other applicable documentation of his/her veterans' status at the time of application, and with each application submitted. (talgov.com)
  • Her study found that most veterans who receive minimally adequate care do so within one year of their first visit. (yahoo.com)
  • But a report from the VA inspector general released last month found that about one-third of veterans at high risk for suicide did not receive the required four mental health follow-up visits within a month after their discharge. (yahoo.com)
  • health care
  • For veterans with mental health conditions, prompt and continuous access to mental health care can be lifesaving. (yahoo.com)
  • However, research shows that after deployment, veterans often go years without obtaining mental health care, and when they do, their care is often fragmented. (yahoo.com)