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Simple Ways You Can Help Veterans

US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard are branches of the government filled with soldiers who will one day become veterans.  As of 2013, there were 38,140 veterans who served in the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras. These veterans and many others struggle with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and… Read more →

The Impact of PTSD on a Soldier

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is a mental health problem that can be developed after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. This type of disorder can provide long-lasting consequences and can oftentimes overwhelm a person’s ability to cope with the on-goings of their lives.   Now with PTSD, the mental health condition can develop at… Read more →

America’s Veteran Crisis: Abandoned At Home

As politicians in Washington wring their hands over the Veterans Affairs scandal, VICE News travels to Portland, Oregon, to see what it’s all really about. We meet Curtis Shanley, a former Marine Corps machine-gunner, who has spent the past five years wading through red tape to get medical attention for a crippling injury he suffered while serving his country in… Read more →

Why we need to help our Veterans

The lack of support and difficulties for Veteran support has exponentially grown throughout the years. From delayed care to chronic veteran homelessness, we as United States citizens need to find a way to both advocate and change the Veteran Affairs issues and void our lack of responsiveness for our American heroes. First and foremost, we need to understand the perspective… Read more →

2016 Presidential Candidates and their Stand on Veterans issues

Throughout the past few months, we have seen a whirlwind of debates and speeches from both the 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. While there are a number of hot-button topics that were discussed such as national safety, minimum wage increases, the nation’s economic health, international affairs, and education, veterans’ issues have now become a prominent topic within a majority… Read more →

Ways to Give Back to our American Heroes

With the holidays right around the corner, millions of Americans are rushing to the malls and outlets to buy their family members and love ones various gifts and presents. If you want to spread that holiday cheer to our American heroes, take a look at Disabled American Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. Both programs provide the necessary support to… Read more →