Tag Archives: mental health

18 Veteran a Day Commit Suicide,This is a National Tragedy

Bill HR 1284 has been languishing in committee for well over a year. This is just one example of important bills delayed by an obstructionist Congress. Summery of Bill: To amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance the suicide … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson   The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VA and DoD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study

 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD) are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  “At VA, ensuring that … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Can Counseling Complicate Your Security Clearance?

From NPR by Larry Abramson Jennifer Norris was a devoted member of the Maine National Guard. “I was ecstatic. I absolutely loved serving in the military,” she says. Norris still wanted a career in the Guard even after she was … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Senate panel approves burn pit registry

From Navytimes.com By Patricia Kime – Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 11:27:38 EDT An effort to create a registry of service members and veterans who may have been exposed to airborne toxins while serving near open-air burn pits in … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Veterans Plank in DNC Platform-Quote from Ben Krause

From Page 48 of the Democratic Platform. Complete with quote from VCS AD Ben Krause   “Under President Obama, veterans have started to realize the promise of a square deal. PTSD is no longer a dirty word. More veterans are … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Campaigns For Veterans’ Mental Health

From NPR by Scott Horsley On Friday, President Barack Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president … Continue reading

Posted in VCS In The News, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Obama ordering VA to add staff, see suicidal vets within 24 hours

From Stars and Stripes By Megan McClosky WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand mental health services and suicide prevention efforts. The president will make the announcement today in … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

An Effort Aims to Use Biomarkers to Pinpoint P.T.S.D.

  From New York Times.com By JAMES DAO   Is post-traumatic stress disorder underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed? Many veterans advocates and mental health providers say it is underdiagnosed, and severely so. They assert that troops often try to mask the symptoms because … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Marine Corps remains focused on preventing suicides, commandant says

From Stars and Stripes In spite of all the suicide-prevention programs in place, military leaders expect 2012 to be another “tough year” as the trend of suicides in the military looks bleak, Reuters quoted Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos. … Continue reading

Posted in Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment