The American Legion Post 90, Beaverdam, Virginia
Veteran 'Solutions' and Resources
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Social Security Administration (SSA)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.
People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.
PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.
Military Daily News at Military.com
The Department of Defense announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.
Board of Veteran's Appeals https://www.bva.va.gov/
Center for Minority Veterans https://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Women Veterans https://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Compensation Rate Tables https://benefits.va.gov/compensation/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations https://www.va.gov/vso/
Geriatrics and Extended Home Care https://www.va.gov/geriatrics/
Board of Veteran's Appeals (BVA) Hearings https://www.va.gov/disability/file-an-appeal/board-of-veterans-appeals/
VA Benefits for Spouses, Survivors and Family Members https://www.va.gov/family-member-benefits/
VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/
Homeless Veterans https://www.benefits.va.gov/PERSONA/veteran-homeless.asp
VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov
VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking
VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov
National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov
Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov/womenvet
Vietnam Women Veterans
Almost ten thousand women were there
For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives
See also: https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/86001/women-veterans-bravely-served-vietnam-war/