The American Association of Christian Counselors is committed to the needs of the military and has been working diligently to increase our presence and resources under the strong leadership of Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Bob Dees who is our Military Director. As such, the AACC is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Army OneSource and the groundbreaking opportunity to provide faith-based treatment services to those men and women who serve so sacrificially in our nation’s armed forces.
Published: November 9, 2012
By National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 —Calls on Community Behavioral Health Centers To Fill Gap in Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every dollar invested in evidence-based care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with untreated mental health disorders results in $2.50 in savings over two years, according to a new report released today by the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council).
The report finds that if all 210,000 untreated veterans with PTSD and/or major depression received appropriate treatment, the $481 million investment would result in more than $1.2 billion in cost savings.
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The King County Veterans Program serves low-income, homeless, disabled, and at-risk veterans and their families. Veterans, current service members, National Guard members, Reserve members, and dependents of these military personnel may be eligible for services. Clients are subject to program requirements, length of service standards, and income guidelines.
Direct services are provided at two main offices (Seattle and Renton) and six satellite offices in King County. Services provided at these sites include:
- Emergency financial assistance
- Housing assistance
- Employment guidance and assistance
- Case management
- Life stability
- Veterans' benefits counseling
- Mental health referrals
- Other supportive services
For more information, please see the Background on Veterans Program Services page, or download the King County Veterans Program brochure.
Click here to link to KC Vet Program WEB page.
RUTHERFORD, Calif., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One Mind for Research is pleased to announce that General Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Retired), will join the organization as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 12, 2012. General Chiarelli recently served as the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, where he was a tireless advocate for eliminating the stigma associated with Service Members and Veterans getting the help they need for the treatment of the invisible wounds of war. Co-founded by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and passionate mental health advocate Garen Staglin, One Mind for Research is an independent, non-profit organization bringing together health care providers, researchers, academics and the health care industry - on a global scale - to cure all brain disorders.
More than 1.6 million men and women have served in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Almost half of these heroes are married, and almost half have children - most of whom are five years and younger. Our service members make great sacrifices overseas, but so do the friends, families and loved ones they leave behind.
A new one-of-a-kind resource handbook and video is being made available to servicemembers’ families and friends, courtesy of an independent film production company, Vulcan Productions, owned by philanthropist Paul G. Allen. The handbook and video aim to help families and friends prepare for the emotional challenges encountered before, during and after deployment
Together in partnership with the representatives from the U.S. military, leading researchers and clinicians and veteran service organizations from around the country, Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions is honored to release a new multimedia resource to serve these military families: "A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members Before, During and After Deployment".
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July 24, 2012, 9:10 a.m. EDT
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Department of Defense has a new smartphone mobile application to help service members and their families manage the challenges of military life. LifeArmor has seventeen behavioral topics with information, assessments, videos with personal stories and interactive exercises to develop coping skills. LifeArmor can be downloaded for free at the App Store, Google Play and soon on the Amazon Marketplace.
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May 7, 2012
U.S. Army researcher Maj. Gary H. Wynn, M.D., shared new analysis on why some Soldiers suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) never seek care or drop out of treatment early during a presentation today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting. His presentation, "Epidemiology of Combat-Related PTSD in U.S. Service Members: Lessons Learned," also described the approaches the Army is using to address this issue and improve overall patient outcomes.
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