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VA resources and support during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and beyond, VA encourages Veterans, their partners, and VA staff members to check out resources and services related to intimate partner violence (IPV).

By |October 31st, 2020|ChooseVA, Coronavirus, Health, Mental Health, Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on VA resources and support during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2018 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

HARLINGEN, Texas -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs remains committed to helping Veterans, their partners and VA staff who are impacted by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). “Intimate Partner Violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans,” said Martha Bustamante, the IPV coordinator for VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB). [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Health, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Women Veterans|2 Comments

Help end domestic violence

One-third of all female Veterans report experiencing intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Every single day in the United States, approximately three women are killed by an intimate partner. Domestic violence impacts women, men, and children of every age, background, and belief. Nearly one in four women and one in seven men in the United States have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner. [...]

By |October 15th, 2015|Health|3 Comments

Domestic Violence is a Year-Round Challenge

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. That we need to dedicate a month to promoting awareness of this issue at all is tragic but to ignore it is to look away from the thousands who are abused and need help. I am familiar with domestic violence. Fortunately, I’m not a victim but having seen close friends and loved ones struggle through the cycle of [...]

By |October 31st, 2013|Top Stories|3 Comments

Q/A from the Women Veteran Series chat events

These are the top questions asked and answered during VA's Women Veteran Series on Veteran owned business resources, whole health resources like yoga and acupuncture, military sexual trauma, claims and appeals, and reproductive and women health services.

By |September 30th, 2020|#VetResources, Vets Experience, Women Veterans|Comments Off on Q/A from the Women Veteran Series chat events

Women Veterans team up to bring awareness to diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury

Three women Veterans and an Olympic athlete share their stories to bring awareness to the event, in particular to women Veterans, where TBI has been less studied.

By |April 12th, 2018|Health|1 Comment

VA researcher, former White House policy advisor, leads panel recommending solutions to the opioid crisis

Experts believe the precipitous rise was driven by abuse of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many drug users feeling isolated and unable to get treatment or other support. Fentanyl is believed to be much more potent than heroin and morphine.

By |March 11th, 2022|Research|2 Comments
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