Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program has started a Frederick Maryland Chapter. Are you a disabled veteran who wants to learn more about fly fishing? Healing Waters is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active service members and veterans through fly fishing and associated activities. Come learn more at the Frederick Chapter open house on Tuesday, October 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Join us on October 25th for a screening of The S Word, a ground breaking documentary that shatters the silence around suicide and reveals a movement of survivors from a cross-section of America fighting to change how we deal with our ultimate taboo. The screening will be held at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center and doors open at 6pm. Advance reservation required.
Join Hospice of Frederick County on Wednesday, 10/17 from 6 to 8 P.M. for a screening of "Thank You For Your Service", a powerful 2015 documentary by Tom Donahue that takes aim at the flawed mental health policies within the U.S. Military. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of community mental health resources. This is a free event but space is limited and registration is recommended.
Neil Goodman, Veteran and Certified Meditation Instructor, with 26 years of meditation experience, is a Corporate Trainer and Massage Therapist. He is conducting FREE Mindfulness Mediation workshops in Northern Virginia and featuring the basics of Emotional Freedom Technique. These workshops are great for military, veterans and their families. He offers the workshops free of charge at local libraries this October.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation is holding a Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, November 8th from 9 AM - 2 PM in Silver Spring, MD. The event will feature employment services, resource booths, free food, free suits, comfort kits and gift cards. Walk-ins are accepted but but preregistration is recommended.
Virginia Department of Veteran Services - Virginia Veteran and Family Support has an upcoming marriage/relationship enrichment workshop for veteran couples being held in Leesburg this November. They are actively looking for couples to join the workshop.
Join American Heroes Motorcycle Association in partnership with Operation Engage America for a Conquering PTSD Event and Ride on Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Boonsboro, MD. This is a free event for Veterans, Military, First Responders & their families. Held at Shafter Mark, Main Street, Boonsboro MD.
Applications are now being accepted for the November 2- November 4th Platoon 22 Horse Experience Program. The Platoon 22 Horse Experience is designed to provide Warriors the opportunity to become one with nature, network with other Warriors experiencing similar issues, PTS/TBI and most importantly, to connect with their own thoughts and emotions. No prior horse experience is necessary, just a willingness to feel better!
In honor of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the September 26th meeting of the Montgomery County Veterans Collaborative will feature a special presentation: Behavioral Health and Suicidality in the Veteran Population, presented by David Galloway, Western MD Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland's Commitment to Veterans. Wednesday, September 26th from 2:00-4:00pm in Rockville, MD.
Free yoga classes offered to veterans and military families at the Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals in Silver Spring, MD on Fridays from 12:00-1:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am. Free onsite parking and free child care provided. Space is limited. Please register online.