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Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Rachel Phillips

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Sara Abbott

12 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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To help veterans struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, the Phoenix VA Health Care System has started using sports and outdoor recreation as a means of therapy. Although it does not replace medications...

Kensington Voice

Henry Savage

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23 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While Veterans Affairs offers healthcare and other benefits to veterans of the United States, these benefits are often difficult to access due to confusing requirements and bureaucracy. Community organizations and the...

Kensington Voice

Erin Blewett

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23 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A veteran-run club in Kensington meets for coffee three times a week to re-establish social connections for ex-military in the community. The participating veterans, who often struggle with loneliness and lack of comm...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

1 December 2019

California, United States

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Implementing checklists to prevent suicide risks can reduce the number of deaths by suicide in psychiatric facilities. Since 2007, Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities across the country have successfully reduced the ...

FastCompany

Gwen Moran

11 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new national startup helps connect veteran service organizations to make enrollment processes easier for veterans seeking help. The startup - called Unite Us - aims to bring together the 46,000 agencies that provide...

The New York Times

John Ismay

2 October 2019

Arlington, Virginia, United States

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After serving as as director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Tara Galovski co-founded the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN), a group that run...

Popular Science

Temma Ehrenfeld

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12 September 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a movement amongst clinicians and researchers involved in suicide prevention to reclassify suicide as a "condition in its own right" in order to better teach and treat symptoms. In some places, such as Detroi...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

22 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Rewarding patients for sobriety greatly increases the likelihood for recovery. The approach of contingency management creates new behaviors through incentives instead of punishment. Through the Seattle Department of V...

The Denver Post

Parth Upadhyaya

16 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Facing a shortage of youth sports league officials due to difficult parents and other less than ideal working conditions, an organization called Protect the Game is recruiting veterans by offering them free training, ...

Carolina Public Press

Quashon Avent

12 June 2019

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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Veterans in North Carolina are eligible for student loan forgiveness when they leave the forces; however, the complex application process serves as a barrier to entry for those applying. Now, general attornies across ...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

27 May 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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The Cybersecurity industry in Colorado has started recruiting and training veterans, finding that ex-military members gave what it takes to combat digital "bad guys" and other cybersecurity issues. While Colorado has ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Paighten Harkins

Erin Alberty

27 May 2019

Utah, United States

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Across the United States, veterans are at a greater risk for suicide than the average civilian, but in Utah, this problem is elevated even further. Although researchers are unsure of the reasons for this, programs in ...

NationSwell

Lisa Lewis

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30 April 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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“Yes, and,” encourages resilience. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program offers injured service members and their caretakers the option of attending improv workshops as part of rehabilitation. Improv helps build socia...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 March 2019

Abilene, United States

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The national program Built for Zero is aiming to end veteran and chronic homelessness by using a comprehensive data set that allows for tracking of the homelessness situation day-by-day, along with a Housing First ap...

WGME-TV

David Singer

21 February 2019

South Paris, Maine, United States

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The Maine Department of Labor and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services have joined forces in Oxford County with the hopes of recruiting veterans with medical skills training to the healthcare field. Known...

The Marshall Project

Joseph Darius Jaafari

19 February 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Veterans treatment courts were developed in 2008 as a way for veterans to receive mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment rather than face incarceration. Created to address the mental health concerns th...

Pacific Standard

Rebecca Gale

30 January 2019

Houston, United States

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Houston is a leader in ending veteran homelessness, with "an engaged police unit, a seasoned group of social and policy workers, and a city looking to innovate and improve," but that success has not scaled successfull...

Washington Post

Mike Plunkett

26 October 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Cities around the United States look to tiny homes as a solution to the national homeless crisis. From Kansas City, Mo. to Seattle, Wa., community members and city officials come together to build tiny homes and provi...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

14 October 2018

Santa Clarita, California, United States

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After serving the military, plenty of families struggle to buy homes. In Southern California, that’s changing with help from non-profit Homes 4 Families, which acquires funding from the government, good development de...

Dayton Daily News

Katie Wedell

7 October 2018

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Providing a comprehensive approach helps veterans struggling with addiction. At the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, when VA campus police who identify drug-related cases, patients are also paired with social w...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Patrick Bilow

9 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that connects military veterans to service opportunities in their communities, while providing support and companionship with like-minded individuals in the p...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

26 July 2018

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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Training inmates to raise service dogs can benefit everyone involved. Inmates gain skills and a sense of purpose, and the dogs go on to help wounded veterans and first responders. “I’ve been here for years,” says a se...

The Baltimore Sun

Brittany Britto

26 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation is using haircuts to empower people. Specifically, at several centers for homeless veterans in the Baltimore area, new spaces for barbers allow veterans to access haircut and groo...

Politico Magazine

Derek Robertson

26 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A D.C. non-profit is using storytelling, improv, and comedy to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians. A study by doctors at Western Carolina University found that the program resulted in "a significant increas...

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