Monthly Archives: April 2012

VCS ED on BBC News Hour

This weekend in addition to a Friday live interview VCS ED Patrick Bellon was featured in an interview on the BBC Newshour. This interview was only the latest round in our efforts to bring attention to the plight facing our … Continue reading

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VCS Spring Membership and Fundraising

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please feel free to look around. Perhaps you heard or saw one of our recent  interviews on NPR, the BBC or in the New York Times, regarding veterans mental health.  Were you wondering how … Continue reading

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Army warns doctors against using certain drugs in PTSD treatment

BY BOB BREWIN 04/25/2012  From NEXTGOV.com The Army Surgeon General’s office is backing away from its long-standing endorsement of prescribing troops multiple highly addictive psychotropic drugs for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and early this month warned regional medical commanders against using … Continue reading

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Unemployment is a special challenge for veterans

They say that civilian employers don’t always appreciate their skills and maturity, and that a focus on PTSD and brain injuries has stigmatized those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times April 25, 2012, 4:54 … Continue reading

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A warrior unbowed: Captain’s wounds will never heal, but he’s a better man because of them

A very inspiring story. —   Is Army Capt. D.J. Skelton a wounded warrior? It sounds like a trick question. Insurgents attacked him in Iraq with a rocket-propelled grenade in 2004. His face and body were permanently damaged. The loss … Continue reading

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Obama cracks down on schools targeting troops

VCS has  worked hard to stop these school from taking advantage of our military and veterans. Thank you POTUS. —- By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Apr 26, 2012 21:50:12 EDT President Obama is wrapping up a week of … Continue reading

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Senators blast VA over deficiencies in mental health care

  By LEO SHANE III Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Angry senators berated Veterans Affairs officials Wednesday over failures to fix lengthy wait times for mental health appointments and misleading information that covered up the problem for months. “The VA is … Continue reading

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Veterans and Brain Disease

From the New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: April 25, 2012 He was a 27-year-old former Marine, struggling to adjust to civilian life after two tours in Iraq. Once an A student, he now found himself unable … Continue reading

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