Suicide and addiction rates are critically high in military and veteran populations. To help address this problem, PsychArmor Institute will hold a day of action, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., April 7. This convening brings together thought leaders from government, academia and the private sector at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Science to discuss solutions to this growing trend. This free event is limited to 200 individuals.
Former Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald and former member of the House of Representatives and current mental health advocate, Patrick Kennedy will be honored for their years of service, April 6 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum during the Second Annual PsychArmor Institute (PAI) Gala.
Behavioral health and human services professionals are meeting in Fayetteville to discuss how best to serve the local military community.
When 1st Lt. Travis Manion was killed in Iraq his mother started a foundation in his name that is now in its sixth year and has helped over 18,000 veterans.
Veterans Day has passed and the parades are over until next year. But for many the commitment to honoring veterans is a full time job with most of the hard work occurring after the spotlights fade.
A few weeks ago, my best friend called me at 7 am. Although we talk almost every day, it was unusual for her to call so early, so my heart skipped a beat when I picked up the phone. All I could hear on the other end of the line was sobbing. When she finally caught her breath she uttered, “My nephew just killed himself...