Mental Health

Sexual Violence, What Is It And How To Protect Yourself

The feel of his dry papery hands on the back of my neck sends cold chills down my back. I want to scream and run out his office but the hours that I have spent working keeps me in the chair. This opportunity for this promotion is with in my grasp.   When he called me…...

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How Mobile Technologies Can Help Our Veterans- Apps and Programs

As I look out my window across the fields, I see the lone road winding its way down the hill and past my house off into the evaporating distance. No cars pass and haven’t passed for a good hour and the gloom of evening is beginning to descend. This has…...

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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Among Veterans

The blinking digital numbers on the scales seem to be taking forever. I can’t believe I agreed to have dinner with my friends last night.  Now I have to get up an hour earlier so I can get in extra time working out before work.   The next morning after my workout at the gym, I…...

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What To Do When You Have Post Holiday Blues

I turn the corner and see more Christmas lights being stuffed in a box and my heart breaks a little more. My steps slow down trying to grasp the last bits of the holidays that remain. Juggling the takeout and keys I finally get my apartment door open. “Hello?” I…...

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How to Keep Loved Ones Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a time for relaxing and celebrating with friends and family. The most wonderful time of year can also prove harmful to your health and safety. Christmas trees, candles, holiday decorations, and even the holiday dinner can be threats to your health if you’re not careful. Here’s some…...

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How to Approach and Help Someone with Thoughts of Suicide

One voice is all it could take. One smile. One person to reach out and show that they care. One reason to not extinguish the one and only flame that ignites the soul. One reason to keep living. One voice can have a heavier impact than the weight of the world burdened on someone depressed and…...

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Vets Helping Vets: The Value of Veteran-led Assistance and Support

Written by Natalie Schroeder and Andrea BowlingResearched by Natalie Schroeder I see the dark clouds coming and I hope I can get home before the downpour starts.  The spray from the passing car splashes my windshield and I turn my windshield wipers on high. As I inch my way up to the crosswalk waiting for…...

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It’s Not My Body: Understanding Sex and Gender Issues in the Military

Written By Natalie Schroeder and Andrea BowlingResearched By Natalie Schroeder The box in the closet is calling my name. I know my roommates will not be back for a few hours, so I go to my closet and pull down the shoe box with worn edges. I open the lid and see the simple black flats with…...

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Hi, My Name Is Roberta: Expanding Your Social Network as a Senior Citizen

“I am so frustrated that the garbage man did not collect the cans again,” I say into the silence of the house. “I know! I feel like taking and dumping the garbage at the office!” I continue, felling a little better. “How can they say the cans are not acceptable…...

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