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Outreach critical to suicide prevention

Outreach critical to suicide prevention

Efforts by VA, fellow veterans needed to stop alarming number of suicides among veterans.

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Construction at Denver VAMC set to begin

Construction at Denver VAMC set to begin

Contract awarded after more than a decade of delays contributed to the near-tripling of the price tag; date for start of construction still not set.

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VA implementing spouse support line

VA implementing spouse support line

Telephone support program comes on heels of successful pilot program showed significant reduction in stress for spouses of returning OEF, OIF veterans.

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VA launches Make the Connection

VA launches Make the Connection

Campaign creating ways for veterans, their families to connect with the experience of other veterans.

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System Worth Saving visits underway

System Worth Saving visits underway

Focus for next six months will be delivery of Departments of Veterans Affairs health-care delivery to veterans in rural areas.

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VA offering free meals for homeless

VA offering free meals for homeless

Meals will be offered at Veterans Cantee Service cafeterias to homeless veterans attending their first VA medical appointment.

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IOM: Burn pit evidence inconclusive

IOM: Burn pit evidence inconclusive

Report states insufficient data makes it impossible to say whether emissions can cause long-term health effects.

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The War Within: Part III - Rx For A Broken System

Legion prescribes preventative measures for returning veterans, families fighting PTS.

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Gulf War Task Force draft report completed

Gulf War Task Force draft report completed

Comprehensive draft report outlines how VA addresses the concerns of veterans who deployed during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991.

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VA mental health campaign to launch soon

VA mental health campaign to launch soon

Make the Connection is VA's effort to work with the entertainment industry to encourage veterans to come forward to receive treatment for mental health.

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Miami VAMC criticized by House committee

Miami VAMC criticized by House committee

House Veterans' Affairs Committee cites ‘failures in leadership' at facility where repeated errors have occurred.

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VA releases women veterans PSA

VA releases women veterans PSA

Public service announcement challenges viewers to rethink pre-conceived notions about women veterans.

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VA launches TBI awareness campaign

VA launches TBI awareness campaign

Documentary highlights individual stories of recovery for severely wounded servicemembers and veterans.

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VA's PTS phone app still available

VA's PTS phone app still available

Veterans dealing with post traumatic stress can turn to their smart phones for help in dealing with their symptoms.

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The War Within: Part II - Paths to Healing

The prescription for relief from PTS is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

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System Worth Saving report available

System Worth Saving report available

Findings of 2011 VA medical center visits include challenges in the transition process for OEF/OIF veterans; report will be shared with president, VA, Congress.

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Legion praised for Veterans Court resolution

Legion praised for Veterans Court resolution

Resolution urges Congress to continue to fund the establishment and expansion of Veterans Treatment Courts.

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Panel focuses on women veterans issues

Panel focuses on women veterans issues

Retired brigadier generals, women veterans advocates discuss PTS, military sexual trauma and readjusting to civilian life.

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The War Within: Part I - Military Sexual Trauma

Military sexual trauma emerges as a major cause of PTS.

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The War Within: Part I – Always an advocate - Web Exclusive

The American Legion, since its founding in 1919, has helped veterans get help in overcoming the effects of combat-related mental illnesses.

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The War Within: Part I - When doing everything right isn’t enough

A Marine’s suicide shows that even the unlikeliest veteran can fall through the cracks.

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The War Within: Part I - Families Afflicted

A new generation of veterans confronts post-traumatic stress.

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Zero Hour

The United States faces a clear choice between entitlement reform or economic disaster.

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VA enrollment up for transitioning veterans

VA enrollment up for transitioning veterans

Department updates Legion on numbers of returning veterans receiving health care.

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Legion submits comments on service dogs

Legion submits comments on service dogs

Department of Veterans Affairs amending its regulations and policies concerning service guide dogs for veterans.

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VA seeking mental health stories

VA seeking mental health stories

VA representatives will be on hand during national convention in Minneapolis to talk with veterans about the mental health treatment they've received.

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Overcoming stigma and perceptions

Overcoming stigma and perceptions

Walter Reed mental health expert briefs Legion's PTS-TBI Ad-Hoc Committee on where PTS efforts are falling short and what can be done to fix them.

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Brown Water Bungle

How a paperwork error excluded hundreds of Vietnam Navy veterans from receiving Agent Orange benefits.

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Health Care Center debuts on website

Health Care Center debuts on website

New section will focus on key issues in veterans health care, as well as updates on the Legion's System Worth Saving program.

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Legion gets up-close look at WRIISC

Legion gets up-close look at WRIISC

War Related Injury and Illness Study Centers established to conduct research on veterans from any era or conflict.

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