For Veterans, Not All Scars Are Visible
“I know I’m not missing a limb, but I feel like I’m missing my brain … or at least the good part of my brain,” Army veteran Eli Price says.
Modesto Veteran Doesn’t Want His ‘Invisible Injuries’ To Be The Death Of Him
When traumatized veterans are returning from duty and reintegrating to civilian life, the military and the VA need to prepare them for a long and challenging road, said Sara Kintzle, a research associate professor with the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Military and Veterans Programs. ...Counseling definitely is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, she said, and it unfortunately can takes years of meeting with one professional after another to find the right match. (Farrow, 8/3)
In other veterans health care news —
Santa Cruz Veterans Ready For VA To Change Stance On Pot
This is the monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance’s Compassion Program. Veterans gather to learn about local veterans services, talk to others who are self-medicating with marijuana and pick up a voucher for free cannabis at the SCVA’s dispensary. (Almanzan, 8/3)