February 10th, 2018:

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February 7th, 2018:

Introducing Our Book of the month, Amazon Bestseller,

The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma through the Power of Human Connection by Former Army Major, Joshua Mantz.

This is a journey of finding beauty within darkness. Former Army Major Josh Mantz reaches into the deepest corners of the human soul to expose the most difficult emotions associated with traumatic experiences. Mantz was shot and killed by a sniper on the streets of Baghdad and flatlined for fifteen minutes. He leverages his profoundly vivid near-death experience to help others overcome life’s most difficult moments. This deeply inspirational work empowers us to find meaning within suffering and demonstrates the vital role we all have in creating hope for others.

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February 1, 2018: Many US Veterans not getting needed Mental Health Care, reports say

 

 

 

February 1, 2018
LEADING THE NEWS
Many US veterans not getting needed mental health care, report indicates
Bloomberg News (1/31, Tozzi) reports that approximately “half of US veterans who served during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq don’t get the mental health care they need, according to a” 439-page report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “that recommends changes to improve the care delivered by the Veterans Affairs health system.” The report was “ordered by Congress in 2013 and completed by a committee of 18 academics.”
According to HealthDay (1/31, Preidt), the report “recommended that the VA aim to become ‘a reliable [source] of high-quality mental health care services; within three to five years.” The report did find, however, that “the VA provides mental health care that’s comparable or better than care offered by private and non-VA public” clinicians, “according to the report.” Still, “the VA does not have sufficient resources, or veterans don’t know how to access VA mental health care,” the report reveals..