Kurt Wise dedicated 15 years of his life serving in the Navy. Recently, his family urged him to seek help.
Like congregations throughout America’s expansive and eccentric religious history, the members of Soul Quest a church offering psychedelics in Orlando, Florida are looking for the light.
Suicide among veterans is 22 percent higher than for civilians of the same age, and broken out by gender, the rate is a startling 2.5 times higher for women.
For the first time the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs has released veteran suicide statistics by state. It shows Colorado’s rate at 47.1 per 100,000 people, while the national rate is 38. Overall, suicide rates are highest in Western states.
The Invictus Games, a sports competition for wounded veterans created by Britain’s Prince Harry, are underway in Toronto.
Sheila Procella joined the Air Force in 1974 to “see the Earth,” she said. She enlisted at the tail end of the Vietnam War, shortly after graduating from high school.
When U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan read the recent announcement of a task force to improve veterans’ health care in New Hampshire, one line stood out
Cedar Valley veterans organizations are supporting a plan to locate a veterans drop-in service center at Clark & Associates, 537 Park Lane.
The federal government is reopening a 16-year-old health report on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda at the urging of legislators and veterans seeking coverage for illnesses they contend were caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.
Under legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, health coverage losses among non-elderly veterans would be concentrated among older, low-income and less-healthy veterans, according to the study.
Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to health care may be factors.
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would likely have negative consequences for veterans, a group that Republicans lawmakers typically champion, according to a report released by the nonprofit Rand Corporation on Thursday.
Repealing Obamacare would leave more than nine percent of all veterans under 65 without health insurance, likely causing an increased strain on the Department of Veterans Affairs
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, around 20 veterans committed suicide per day in 2014 – the most recently available statistics.
It didn’t matter that Otis Hopson is legally blind, the result of an injury sustained serving in the Vietnam war decades ago.
US hospitals stand to benefit financially from the privatization of the Veterans Health Administration and are no fans of the nation’s largest and only publicly funded health care system.
EOD Warrior Foundation offers suicide prevention tips, works to help prevent suicide
After three combat deployments to the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, something as simple as the smell of hay could trigger Rick Burth’s post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Veterans and their families are invited to a free health fair at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the New Tampa YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive, to kick off a new partnership between the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics.
The explosion that wounded me during a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan in 2010 left me with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.
Veteran Rob Whaley, 23, who was inspired by veterans on the South Carolina coast who started surfing to combat anxiety and post-traumatic stress, formed the Warrior Surf Foundation
When service members leave the military, they often bear internal scars. Although those injuries can reverberate through every aspect of a person’s life, they can’t be seen.
Army veteran Dan Bloodworth Jr. filed a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2002, when documents were submitted to the VA on paper.
A new federal law will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to finally begin a long-planned expansion of its health care center in Portland.
Dean Schumaker’s participation in World War II was limited to a brief stint in the Navy and he never saw action.
A new effort is underway to help Vietnam War veterans who are suffering from brain cancer because of exposure to “Agent Orange.”
They are each wary and slow to trust others. They each scan their surroundings constantly. And each stays constantly alert for danger.
The information about the veteran is scant, clinical in tone, yet disturbing.
The War in Between, a documentary film about veterans with PTSD and wolves helping each other heal, just was picked up for North American distribution by 7th Art Releasing.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a new effort to expand veterans’ access to telehealth services around the country, which includes a new app that will let veterans make healthcare appointments from their cellphones.