DAV helps military sexual trauma survivor secure earned benefits

July 8, 2024 — Washington, D.C. — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization has successfully assisted Army veteran Lisa Szafaryn Garcia in securing service connection for PTSD related to military sexual trauma (MST). Garcia, who enlisted in 1978, faced decades of struggle after an assault in her barracks. With DAV’s advocacy, she received long-overdue recognition […]

TeleMental Health redefines PTSD treatment for Veterans

Washington, D.C., July 5, 2024 — The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) TeleMental Health program has transformed how Veterans receive treatment for PTSD and other mental health challenges by addressing potential barriers head-on. In 2023, 54% of VA outpatient mental health services were provided virtually, overcoming traditional obstacles like transportation issues, stigma, and privacy concerns, […]

Soldier’s Best Friend graduates 13 veterans from service dog program

Peoria, Ariz. (June 2024) – Soldier’s Best Friend recently celebrated the graduation of 13 veteran dog teams from its Service Dog Training Programme. The ceremonies were held in Sierra Vista for three teams, Tucson for two teams, and Peoria for eight teams. This latest group of graduates brings the total number of graduates to 396 […]

VA releases new research from Million Veteran Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published the latest findings from the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a national research initiative designed to better understand how genetic, lifestyle, and military factors influence health and illness in veterans. Key areas of research include PTSD, cardiovascular disease, and suicide prevention. These findings aim to improve veteran […]