Veteran mental health advocate Taniki Richard says she was emotionally broken after returning from active duty in Iraq. Witness her story as she shares her own mental health journey, struggles with PTSD and how she ultimately transformed her life. In paid partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.
Combat veteran Jose Rodriguez says there were years when he would look in the mirror and realize he didn’t love himself. Watch his story as he describes how he was able to recognize his own potential, overcome substance abuse and reconnect with his family. In paid partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.
Veteran Angie Peacock says she just wanted to feel better. This is the powerful story of her mental health journey, from overcoming addiction to becoming a peer mentor for other veterans. In paid partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Wounded Warrior Project, in partnership with Yahoo News, hosted a live stream event around veteran mental health.
Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest. While the data is incomplete and causes of suicide are complex, Army and Air Force officials say they believe the pandemic is adding stress to an already strained force. Such a move would be part of a broader effort to make the wellbeing of soldiers and their families the Army's top priority, overtaking combat readiness and weapons modernization.
Art Kahley was known best as a beloved band director, but his Army service in World War II forever shaped him.
"When you go through such a devastating health crisis, if you don't get strong both physically and mentally, it's going to be rough," she said.
Mattis gave a moving and pointed tribute to the legacy of singer, songwriter and former enlisted sailor Bill Withers.
A "Tiger Team" of infection control experts is deploying to help curb a deadly outbreak in the nursing facility.
"During their first year of medical school, USU students are taken on a field trip to the Antietam National Battlefield."
A compromise struck late Monday will allow the VA to provide grants to nonprofits for mental health programs.
“Oh gosh,” Crosby Powell, a 96-year-old WWII veteran, said when he saw the box of artifacts. “Where did you find those?”
A WWII medic saved lives at D-Day was passed over for a Medal of Honor because he was Black. Lawmakers introduced a bill to change that.
Legislation already exists to get our service members the help they need through animal companions. We must make sure it passes and soon.
“Until solar and wind power take more of the energy load, I like not paying an arm and a leg to heat my house.”
“It is imperative to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible.”
“Any kind of ban on fracking would cause severe damage to our stressed economy.”
“Climate scientists are urging us to leave all fossil fuels in the ground so that they’ll never be burned. That includes natural gas.”
“Any immediate economic repercussions to the economy can be offset if oil-and-gas companies are made to pay their fair share.”