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  • We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.

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  • Members of the armed forces are not immune to the drug and alcohol problems that affect the rest of society. According to a Department of Defense Health Behavior Survey, while illegal drug use has declined, prescription drug abuse and heavy alcohol use have increased.

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  • The Department of Veterans Affairs recently completed a media campaign for its call center “Coaching Into Care,” a telephone service which provides assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues.

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  • Community Services Boards provide an array of emergency, local inpatient, outpatient, case management, day support, employment, residential, and wellness and prevention services to adults with serious mental illnesses, children who have or are at risk of serious emotional disturbance, individuals with intellectual disability or who are receiving Medicaid developmental disability waiver services, or individuals with substance use disorders.

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  • This 20 page informational guide on depression from the U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs will help you recognize and understand the symptoms, causes and treatments for depression.

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  • June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease affects 47 million people worldwide and 5 million Americans. Age is the greatest risk factor for developing the disease and 2/3 of American’s with Alzheimer’s are women. The epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease is growing significantly. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops dementia. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death and is the only cause of death in the top 10 that can’t be prevented, cured or slowed. The cost of Alzheimer’s is staggering.

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  • This article from Real Warriors provides a general overview of mental health issues faced by veterans and how their caregivers can provide support.

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  • Many veterans have problems with use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. This can include use of street drugs as well as using prescription medications in ways they weren’t prescribed. Such substance use can harm health, cause mood and behavior problems, hurt social relationships, and cause financial problems. 

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  • Program Description

    The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program provides medical, social, vocational, and rehabilitation therapies to eligible alcohol and drug dependent Veterans. The programs offer various forms of treatment including detoxification, rehabilitation, and psychiatric care. Treatment programs are located in the VA medical centers and clinics.

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