Dozens of Federal, State, Non-profit, and faith-based agencies exist to support veterans in need. This is a rough explanation of who they are, what they do, where they are, what you need to work with them. Each topic will be covered in a youtube webcam video.
Physical Health Needs
Physical health needs include injuries received whiile on active duty, illnesses that develop after separating, and problems that arise with age. This will be an extended definition so that people understand what falls under the title Physical Health
My name is David Sides and I'm a member of the Public Outreach Department for The Mesothelioma Center.
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.
We recently published an educational guide about mesothelioma prognosis:
Public Outreach Coordinator
The Mesothelioma Center
dsides@ asbestos.com (Email preferred)
Mental Health Needs
Here we break down the stigmas that rugged servicemen carry about mental health problems. Once you can get them to open up about their state of mind, then you can start improving it.
Veterans returning from combat duty with PTSD, disabling physical injuries, and few if any marketable or transferable skills often can’t find or keep jobs. With no salary to support them, military families face a high foreclosure rate. Lack of support services and social isolation after discharge also contribute to homelessness. It’s a vicious cycle.
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