veterans

RescueTouch partners with PushUp Vets to introduce the first veteran’s crisis caller

Keychain device could be key to reducing rate of suicide, violence among struggling veterans VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., [PRNewswire] — RescueTouch and PushUp Vets have partnered to ensure not even one more struggling U.S. military veteran…


Wounded Warrior “Scar Art” Featured at Medical Museum

Story by Timothy Clarke Scars of wounded warriors from the Vietnam era to present-day conflicts are the focus of a new exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. “Scarred for Life: Using Art…


76-year-old veteran kills himself in VA parking lot after being denied treatment

by Carey Wedler (via ANTIMEDIA) A 76-year-old military veteran killed himself outside a Long Island Veteran Affairs facility Sunday after being denied treatment. He was reportedly seeking help for mental health issues at the Northport Veterans…


Ministry wants to build tiny houses for combat veterans

Donnie Davis is motivated by the number 22. That’s the number of U.S. military veterans who commit suicide on average each day. It’s the reason the Franklinville native and retired Air Force veteran decided that…


“22” – Story of a Veteran Suffering From PTSD


I Will Not Be #22 starts Pledge Program


Photo by: Evan Vucci House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (at microphones) has continued to speak of the need to head off veteran suicides. (Associated Press)

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Its most oft-cited – and contested – figure in the grim field of veteran suicide research: 22. That’s what some researchers say is the average number of U.S. service veterans who take their lives every…


Rosemary Freitas Williams, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy, stated in an Oct. 14, article on dodlive.mil that domestic violence prevention “starts with respect – specifically, to hold in esteem or honor, to show regard or consideration for someone’s rights or preferences.” Not by accident, each of the military services has a set of core values to live by; they include the words “respect,” “service before self,” or “honor.” Just as each service branch has its set of core values, so should every relationship, personal or professional. The Department of Defense is committed to preventing domestic abuse, encouraging prompt reporting, supporting victims and providing appropriate treatment or intervention for all family members affected by the sad business of abuse. - for more information http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2015/10/domestic-violence-prevention-everyone-deserves-a-life-free-of-abuse/#sthash.wlqiIYbF.dpuf (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

To hell and back: Army veteran, domestic abuse survivor tells her story

by Kyle Johnson Editor’s note: The story contains graphic descriptions from a personal account of a domestic and child abuse victim – May not be suitable for all readers. “Go get undressed and get into…


Ending veteran homelessness in Denver

This is a follow-up to our recent post about how an organization in Denver is fighting Veteran homelessness. While the Department of Veterans Affairs will fall short of its goal to end veteran homelessness in…


September is Suicide Prevention Month

Your actions could save a life Be a part of The Power of 1 by showing your support during Suicide Prevention Month. Whether it’s simply letting a Veteran know you’re there to listen, or encouraging…