American Legions Attends Veterans Counseling Veterans’ Community Coalition event

American Legion Department leaders attended the Faith Based Organizations, Mental Health and Veteran Organizations Forum on Suicide Prevention and Postvention.   Members of American Legion attended Veterans Counseling Veterans " Community Coalition event to prevent Veteran suicide and provide support to families who lost a Veteran to suicide in Tampa Bay area. Ellsworth "Tony "Williams, President/CEO for Veterans Counseling Veterans INC is also the current Veteran Affairs & Rehab ...
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Veteran Community Organization Panelists for our Faith Based Organization, Mental Health Suicide Prevention Forum

" Building a local community coalition to help prevent Veteran Suicide We are going to have 3 panels (Faith Based Organizations, Mental Health and Veteran Community organizations) Here are some of our Veteran Community Panelists for our 18 May Event. More are going to be here. It's time to get involved to prevent Veteran suicide and support Families who lost a Veteran to suicide
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Veterans Counseling Veterans and American Legion Post 5 held a Memorial Service for Family members who lost a Veteran to Suicide

On 22 May 2016, Veterans Counseling Veterans and American Legion Post 5 in Tampa, FL held a special Memorial Service for family and friends who lost a veteran to suicide. Veterans committing suicide is a National epidemic but it has a local solution. It requires a partnership within the entire community to effectively reduce suicide. Veterans Counseling Veterans INC and American Legion Post 5 held a special Veterans Memorial Service dedicated to the veterans who were lost to suicide on 22 Ma...
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VA’s Commission for Care meeting on 18-19 April 2016

  The Commission for Care commissioners met on 18-19 April 2016 to continue to discuss ways to reform the VA. The commission consists of 14 members selected by President, Speaker of House, Majority and minority of both houses. Commissioners For Care: Nancy M. Schlichting, Chairperson (Nominated by resident) Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, Vice Chairperson (Nominated by Speaker of the House, US Air Force) Michael A. Blecker (Nominated by Minority Party, Army) David P. Blom (Nominated by Sp...
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Intercept Model and Veterans Treatment Court

Intercept Model and Veterans Treatment Court Veterans Counseling Veterans INC, will use the globally accepted “Sequential Intercept Model” as a framework to assist Veterans enrolled in a Veterans Treatment Court Program. The Sequential Intercept model as five intercept points for potential mental health services. 1. Law Enforcement and Emergency Services                                                         2. Booking/Initial Hearing 3. Jail and Courts 4. Re-Entry 5. Community...
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Active Duty Suicides Increase by 20 %; Not a VA problem but a DoD problem

  Active Duty Suicides Increase by 20 %; Not a VA problem but a DoD problem DoD just released it's 2nd Quarter suicide data and it shows a 20 % increase. According to the report, Marines had the highest increase, followed by Army. The sad part is after awhile the public becomes desensitized to this horrible news. What even more frustrated is the conflation that inevitably happens when we get this news. Everyone will start blaming the VA for not doing enough and all of the VA bashers w...
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