Walgreens Joins Forces With the VA

Walgreens Joins Forces With the VA

In a thoughtful and well-considered effort to remain competitive in the pharmacy game, retailer Walgreens has joined forces with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide servicemen and -women with more comprehensive care. The alliance dubbed the...
Veterans on the Streets: Why Are Veterans Homeless?

Veterans on the Streets: Why Are Veterans Homeless?

Federal legislation considers people who don’t have a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime shelter as homeless. People who become homeless do so for a variety of reasons. In the 1970s, people were left without shelter when mental hospitals closed, and economic...
How You Can Help Veterans With PTSD

How You Can Help Veterans With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is something that many veterans suffer from after their return from their service. In the United States alone, eight million people suffer from it. Since the Iraq and Afghanistan War, this number has jumped to 11 to 20 percent....

Veterans & Mental Illness

An estimated 15 percent of those who saw combat in the Vietnam War were diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 1980. An estimated 15 percent more were assumed to have had PTSD at some point in their life without having been diagnosed–that brings the...