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America's Largest Veterans Service Organization

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Veteran Solutions

US Government Made Easy For Veterans
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http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml

 

 

TriCare

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http://www.tricare.mil/

 


Social Security

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http://www.ssa.gov/

 

Below are websites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/ Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc
National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov 
VA Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless
VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov
VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov
VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking
VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
Veteran Owned Business Resources  https://www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/

 

Mesothelioma https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans/
Substance Abuse https://www.help.org/substance-abuse-rehab-for-veterans/


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting. If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

 

Featured PTSD News

VA Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
NVF Lifeline for Vets – 1-888-777-4443

PTSD News
National Center for PTSD
PTSD FAQs
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources.org
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severely Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website



Women Veterans

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Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
www.va.gov/womenvet
 

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National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
 

 Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.

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For a list of not only the women who gave their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see:
They Gave Their Lives


The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project:

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Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance


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