Articles Related to PTSD

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Chapter 850 Members Talk About Canine Assistance

December 21, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Kent County Chapter 850 members Ken Bodine, Ray Harris, Joe Startt and Danny Watson recently attended a Dover (Del.) Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) dinner to speak about its Canines Assisting Service…

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Chapter 809 Hosts PTSD/Suicide Town Hall

November 17, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Salina (Kan.) Chapter 809 hosted a PTSD/Suicide Town Hall on Oct. 23. The two-hour event featured speakers Thomas C. Hall, Ph.D., VVA's director of PTSD and substance abuse, and Maureen Elias, an Army veteran and…

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Former Chapter 77 President Speaks Out About PTSD

August 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77's Patrick Welch recently spoke to Buffalo, N.Y.'s Spectrum News about mental health and PTSD. He is among the estimate 30 percent of Vietnam veterans to suffer from post-traumatic stress…

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Chapter 931 Participates in Vietnam Veterans Day Event

April 29, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Pineywoods Chapter 931 participated in a day of honor in recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. The annual ceremony, held in Nacogdoches, Texas, attracted a record number…

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Chapter 1015 Donates to Transitional Home

January 23, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Cumberland Plateau (Tenn.) Chapter 1015 recently raised and donated $2,815 to the Bread of Life Rescue Mission for use in rehabbing a transitional house for homeless veterans. Bread of Life has worked with…

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Chapter 1048’s Rosa, Rose Join Fla. Hall of Fame

December 28, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 members Joe Rosa and David Rose were inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame on Dec. 4, 2018. The Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes military veterans who have made significant…

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December 18, 2018

VVA Demands Hearing for VA Abandonment of Suicide-prevention Outreach

(Washington, D.C.)--"Veterans and Congress have spent the last decade making sure that suicide prevention is the VA’s top clinical priority, and in the last two years, it appears the VA has nearly completely abandoned that…

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Chapter 327 Members Honored in Student Salute

November 28, 2018

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 327 were honored as part of the annual "Salute to Honorable Citzenship" staged by the Valley Road School in Stanhope, N.J. Students, faculty, staff and community members honored local…

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Chapter 994 Event Addresses PTSD

October 20, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 994 joined Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 in sponsoring a resolution in Franklin, N.C., focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The resolution designates Oct. 27, 2018,…

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Chapter 388 President Spencer Honored

October 10, 2018

VVA Chapter 388 President Tom Spencer was named September Veteran of the Month by the Nevada Department of Veteran Services (NVDS). Jim Forbus, a supporter of Honor Flight Nevada, was named Veteran Supporter of the Month. "These…

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