Health Related Resources

Aid & Attendance Pension
VeteranAid.org provides information and assistance in applying for the Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension. This is a benefit for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.

What is PTSD?
Research indicates early intervention after a traumatic event can reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That’s why the more we know about PTSD, the more effective we can be as social workers to help people overcome and cope with this mental health condition.

University of Southern California School of Social Work
Military family life can come with some challenges for service members and their families. The stress of deployment and mobilizations can add up, leading to depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. For this reason, the University of Southern California School of Social Work has put together a resource page with some of the best support resources and mental health information available online.

Vet Center Combat Call Center – 877-WAR-VETS
1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.

C-P.A.W.W. Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors
C-P.A.W.W. is a Health Research Initiative for Veterans in the College of Nursing, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. This initiative was established in October 2013 to advance the health and well-being of members of the armed forces. They are committed to the evolution of nursing knowledge within the context of research, education and practice in order to better assist the military population.

Real Warriors * Real Battles * Real Strength
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

vCaring
“…honoring fallen heroes and their families through veteran health initiatives…”

US Department of Veterans Affairs 
National Center for PTSD

Blog of a Vet’s Wife
Diary of a Vet’s Wife, Loving and Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Vets Prevail
Founded by veterans to help you achieve the transition you deserve!

Renewal Coalition
A community that serves those who have served us by providing services to veterans and their families

Veterans and PTSD
Clear, simple information on the main problems faced by veterans with PTSD

Mesothelioma Resources

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center
An online informational and advocacy resource for mesothelioma patients and caregivers. MAAC specializes in educating patients about their diagnosis, treatment, care and support options.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
An online educational and support resource for cancer patients and caregivers providing a range of information that talks about the cancer itself, the types of treatment that is expected, and preventative measures. The site includes a list of doctors and cancer clinics that specialize in this diagnosis. It is their mission to continually provide relevant, timely, and factual information to support those who are suffering, focusing on the care a patient needs.

Mesothelioma Center
Get help obtaining veteran benefits for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
Comprehensive asbestos disease information and free resources for veterans and other asbestos victims



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