PTSD Awareness month is here, and we’ve found as much information as we could and have posted to the VFC website, you will be able to find the links to those articles further down in this newsletter under “Links to Other Stories.”
There is information on how to determine if you are affected by PTSD, what to do and where to go to seek help and assistance, and information for friends and family members to help figure out if you need help and more!
And as we find more we will certainly get it posted as quickly as we can so please check back under NEWS, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the category “Mental Health Care.”
We all need to be aware of our Veterans around us and their actions, words, etc., you never know, you could be the one to save a life!
And if you are a Veteran who might be in distress, feeling anxious, depressed, angry, even thinking about suicide, PLEASE, call someone. A battle buddy, friend, family member, the VA hotline, someone!
One suicide is just one too many!
Blue Water Navy is still in the battle of their lives and truly do need your help!!
In the next block there is a link to their petition and we’re asking everyone to please sign the petition. Once you do, look for an E-Mail to authenticate your signing. If not in your in-box, please be sure to look in your spam folder.
And if you use a mail client vs. logging into the web, and you don’t feel the authentication E-Mail in your mail client, please log into your account via the web and look for it, then click on the link.
Then toward the bottom there is a picture with a red box around it with phone numbers to call both your senators. Please call them both every single week and kindly ask them to please pass the Blue Water Navy Bill HR 299.
Finally the Senate passed S. Res. 522 which will designate the week of September 23rd to September 29th as Gold Star Family Remembrance week!
We can’t tell you how much this was more than needed. To take a week just to remember all our fallen husbands, wives, sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrificed of their lives for our freedom!
In the last two weeks we created a new category on our web site under web links called “Health Topics” where we’ve added 353 new links where you can read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues.
We still have approximately 3,000 more to add, but in time they will be uploaded so do check back often, you never know we might post a link to information you’ve been looking for.
On behalf of our Volunteers nationwide and myself, we wish you and your family good health!