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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