Family · Homeless · Veteran Suicide

A New Generation Carries The Load

For many veterans and first-responders, service to the country comes at a price.  The unseen wounds of war and trauma are carried for many years.  One organization hopes to change that by carrying the load for these veterans of trauma. Carry The Load is a nonprofit dedicated to honoring and remembering the sacrifices of this… Continue reading A New Generation Carries The Load

Healthcare · Veteran Suicide

For Many Veterans, The War Does Not Stay Overseas

By Bob Abbott   With the recent signing of the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, and the debate in Congress and the media of Veteran Affairs Healthcare program effectiveness, there is a greater awareness of veteran issues than ever before.  But for veterans, the trauma from war is a daily occurrence that rarely makes the news.… Continue reading For Many Veterans, The War Does Not Stay Overseas

Healthcare · Veteran Suicide

How Hollywood is Killing Veterans

Among veterans there are a veritable litany of phrases. I got your six. Where’s your SA? Tactical trunk monkey. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Tragically, there’s a new phrase. A hashtag, even. #22kill. No, this isn’t a reference to a sniper count. Rather, it references the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide, and… Continue reading How Hollywood is Killing Veterans

Healthcare · Veteran Suicide

A conversation about service dogs and Northwest Battle Buddies

Tonight we speak with Ms. Shannon Walker, president of Northwest Battle Buddies. Their organization provides service dogs, free of charge, to veterans who need them. These dogs help veterans come home well by giving them the independence and companionship they need as they struggle with acclimatizing to life here in the States. Listen in as… Continue reading A conversation about service dogs and Northwest Battle Buddies

Family · Healthcare · Jobs · Politics · Veteran Suicide

A conversation Down Under

What is life like for veterans of other nations when they come home?  Do they have the same challenges with PTSD and VA hospitals?  What is the support structure like for them? We speak with MAJ Mathew Brooks from the Australian Army about life Down Under for veterans. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/cominghomewell9   *We had some serious technical… Continue reading A conversation Down Under

Healthcare · Politics · Veteran Suicide

A conversation about the VA hospital system (the first of several)

Tonight we discuss what the VA hospital system is like for veterans.  We talk about the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.  It’s true, you get what you pay for.  And remember, we veterans are not the customers of the VA hospital network.  We are the users.  Congress is the customer because they… Continue reading A conversation about the VA hospital system (the first of several)