ABOUT NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END VETERAN SUICIDE
The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 20-22 Veterans per day die from suicide. This is one loss every 72-65 minutes, totaling 7,300-8,030 deaths per year, 18-20 percent of all suicides in the United States. The biggest age spikes are 18-29 years old and over 50 years old. Their vision is to create a network of committed, trained, and recognized volunteer champions actively engaged in addressing the alarming concern of suicide deaths among Veterans.
OPERATION: VETERAN FREEDOM WORKSHOP
This workshop is for our Service Members, Veterans, their Families and providers and at no cost. This workshop was specially designed for Veterans and family by a Vietnam era Combat Veteran. It uses some of the technology of Brain Science and the some of the technology of Landmark Worldwide (a very powerful and highly regarded educational corporation). The commitment of this workshop is for you to discover new ways to look at yourself, the world including your past and present circumstances. By seeing these things in a new light your past will no longer dictate to you how you feel and limit what actions you can take.
CONTINUED EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) has interactive online courses designed for clinicians caring for military service members, veterans and family members. The goal of these courses is to provide psychological health (PH) professionals with knowledge of military culture to improve communication, understanding and overall interaction with warriors and their families.
INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR
This series of courses is designed to build awareness among primary care physicians, case workers, mental health providers, and other professionals who may see a Veteran or Family Member on an unrelated issue, of the culture in which Veterans and their Families live and work. The courses provide best practices for identifying, assessing, and treating mental health problems that result from the trauma of war.