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How is the Mental Health Services at the VA Community Clinic?
We Need Your Feedback! July 19th, 2012 10:15 - 11:15 Please contact Dean Cotton, CDA CBOC Manager at 208-665-1705 or Tamira Maciosek at 208-665-1700...
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The Army OneSource Virtual World the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus.
The Army OneSource Community is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families wor...
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OMK Presents Military Family Camp
Military Family Camp: 27-29 July For more information contact: 208-334-2332 FAX: 208-364-4037 E-Mail: omk@uidaho.edu www.4h.uidaho.edu/omk www.op...
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Behavioral Health
Imagine BS Sandpoint Summer Camp: SL Start’s Summer Camp

SL Start's Summer Camp is designed to offer children and teens the opportunity to enjoy exciting and challenging activities in a supportive and cooperative atmosphere. Through our inclusive environment, campers are given the opportunity to learn and grow from one another. 

Camp Dates & Times:
- Pre-camp Activities - June 10 - June 28: 9am - 5pm
- Camp begins July 1 - August 31
- 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday, individual schedules will be catered to best meet the campers needs.
- Space is limited!

Download the flyer for more information.
For more information visit http://www.imaginebehavior.com/.

The Disability Action Center’s 2013 Celebration of the American's with Disabilities Act

With a Salute to our Veterans!

Disability Action Center (DAC) NW, Inc. is building community, achieving equality, and creating independence in an accessible world.

Enjoy FREE food and entertainment on July 26!

Human Rights Education Institute
414 Mullan Rd.
Coeur d’Alene, ID
SE Corner of City Park
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Learn about the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)!
  • Help celebrate DAC's strides toward independent living and equal opportunity with our Veterans!
  • Learn about the resources in your community!
  • Listen to leaders speak about Equality and Independent Living!

Download the flyer for more details!

For more information or to get involved Contact the Disability Action Center – NW.
Call 1-800-475-0070 or visit www.dacnw.org.

Veterans' Needs Report - November 2012


Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Veterans - November 2012

To read the full report, click here.

The link above will open a recent article by the National Council for Behavioral Health entitled 

Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Veterans: Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

This article includes comparative data by state on pages 8-10, for anyone who is interested.  

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.

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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Helping Military Families: "A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members Before, During and After Deployment"

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"


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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VA CenterThe VA Office of Mental Health Operations (OMHO) will be visiting VA hospitals during 2012. We want your feedback!

We are planning to visit your facility on July 19, 2012 at 10:15-11:15 am. Please contact Dean Cotton, CDA CBOC Manager at 208-665-1705 or Tamira Maciosek at 208-665-1700 ext 1757 if you are interested in meeting with us. We will be video teleconferencing to Wenatchee CBOC to include Veterans from their site.

Our goal is to better understand your experiences as Veterans who use the mental health services at your local facility.


In HonorIn Honor of Our Veterans and Military....
For the entire month of June, all active and retired military personnel will receive chiropractic services at half price at Red Mountain Chiropractic. Our service men and women put their bodies through a lot of strain keeping our country safe. Members of our armed forces need a healthy spine and nervous system to optimize their health and performance. Chiropractic and neurologic treatment from Dr. Rostenberg can help address common problems facing active-duty and retired military personnel.

Also as the website states, all active duty military receive 20% off chiropractic services all year long.

Access Behavioral Health ServicesCognitive Self change is based on the belief that thinking drives behavior. If we can change the thinking, we can change the behavior. All change is self-change.

Access Behavioral Health Services in Boise Idaho is offering a program that teaches individuals to "live consiously". This program can give the individual the tools to find the errors in their thought processes and re-build them to promote a healthy lifestyle.


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