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Army OneSource introduces Money Matters Mobile!
Money Matters Mobile is available now! Access the new financial readiness application through your SmartPhone browser today and begin taking steps to ...
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Alabama Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee
Alabama partners working together to ensure our service-members, veterans, civilians and their Families have support.
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The Army OneSource Virtual World announces the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus.
The Army OneSource Virtual World is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families...
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Behavioral Health
The AACC and Army OneSource partner to provide Faith-Based Treatment Services

AACC LogoThe 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.



Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards

Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards- accmhb@aol.com

The Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards represents its members in the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive system of public mental health care. Our members are public providers responsive to the mental health needs of our community dedicated to achieving the highest standards of providing service.



Dream Peace

Dream Peace- www.dreampeacefoundation.org

The Dream Peace Foundation, a grassroots 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides free, confidential counseling services to Alabama combat veterans returning from war as well as their families. We offer a safe environment where veterans and active duty military members can receive the support they need to regain the lives they once knew before experiencing the trauma of combat. Emotional distress is as real as any physical injury—and thousands of Alabama veterans suffer in this reality.

Our clinicians offer intensive and effective, short-term, customized and confidential treatment for each veteran at no cost. Our staff will also provide support for family members who are directly impacted by trauma experienced by their loved ones—suffering as they suffer.



Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs- www.va.state.al.us

Our Mission

To promote awareness, assist eligible veterans, their families, and survivors to receive from the U. S. Federal and State Governments any and all benefits to which they may be entitled under existing or future laws to be enacted.



Lakeside Hospice

Lakeside Hospice Inc- www.lakesidehospice.org

Lakeside Hospice has committed to participate in the We Honor Veterans program in an effort to build professional and organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans, to develop and / or strengthen partnerships with VA and other Veteran organizations, to promote our organization’s commitment to serving veterans in our community, and to expand community awareness of the unique care needs of veterans.

Twenty-five percent of all deaths in the US are veterans. That is 1,800 people a day or more than 680,000 veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service – particularly at the end of life’s journey.



Alabama NAMI

Alabama NAMI- www.namialabama.org 

Mission: 

Provide Information, support, and a sense of belonging to persons with serious mental illness and their families.

Provide Advocacy for nondiscriminatory and equitable federal, state, and corporate policies.

Provide Research into the causes, symptoms, and treatments for severe brain disorders.

Provide Education to eliminate the pervasive stigma toward persons affected by serious mental illness.



Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center- www.tuscaloosa.va.gov

Mission
To serve America’s Heroes by improving their health and well-being through Veteran and Family Centered Care.

Vision
To become the provider of choice for Veterans who seek recovery oriented or rehabilitation services by providing excellence in health care, research, technology, and education.  The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center strives to be an employer of choice and an active community partner.



Shinseki: VA seeks to fix mental health gaps

By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Tuesday May 8, 2012

There were no apologies Tuesday from Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to veterans who struggle to get mental health appointments, only a promise that VA will hire additional staff as quickly as possible and a warning that the need for treatment is likely to grow.

Shinseki testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee in response to a two-week-old VA inspector general report that found less than 50 percent of veterans seeking help received an initial evaluation within 14 days, which is the VA’s stated goal.

VA had been reporting that 95 percent of first-time patients were receiving a mental health evaluation within 14 days, but the IG found this was not accurate.

Shinseki did not dispute the findings, but said the mental health and well-being of veterans “is the highest priority for me, our department and our nation” and insisted VA has been expanding its ability to help.

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US Army examines why some soldiers avoid PTSD care, strategies to keep them in treatment

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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PRNewswire via COMTEX
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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US Army examines why some soldiers avoid PTSD care, strategies to keep them in treatment

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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