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VA Launches Personalized, Proactive, Patient-driven Care

The DC VA Medical Center is holding "Introduction of Whole Health" sessions starting Wednesday, 3/21. Whole Health, also known as “Personalized, Proactive, Patient-driven Care,” is an approach to health care that empowers and equips Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being and to live their life to the fullest. Whole Health includes conventional treatment as well as complimentary approaches that foster self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care. Upcoming informational sessions dates include 3/21, 3/28, 4/11 and 4/25/18. Registration is required.

American Humane Shelter to Service Program

American Humane has recently launched the Shelter to Service program to provide service dogs for Veterans with service-related PTS and TBI and is looking for looking for veterans who have been diagnosed with PTS and TBI as a result of their military service and are interested in receiving a service dog to help with their symptoms.

Power Breath Meditation Workshop – Feb 22-26

Project Welcome Home Troops will be conducting a Power Breath Meditation Meditation Workshop in Reston, VA February 22-26. This is a FREE workshop for veterans. Especially those dealing with stress, anxiety and sleep problems.

2018 Military Sexual Trauma Summit April 18

The Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council, in collaboration with DCVAMC Mental Health department, and the MST coordinator, Dr. Tsila Kirsh, is planning an MST Summit to be held on 4/18/2018. The objectives of the MST Summit include: educating participants about the prevalence of MST and how the VA responds to MST; increasing awareness of the available VA and community resources and different modalities of care for Veterans experiencing mental and physical health challenges as a result of MST; and educating participants about the challenges service members face when deciding whether to report assault. Registration is required.

Heroes on the Water 2018 Event Schedule

Heroes on the Water provides kayak fishing events to our Nation’s Warriors, First Responders and their families in an effort to calm “The Storm Within.” Kayak fishing provides both physical and mental therapeutic benefits, through exposure to the outdoors and being part of a community. Register now for the upcoming 2018 events.

Zero Suicide Webinar: Improving Care for Homeless Patients at Risk for Suicide – Jan 30

Join SAMHSA for the upcoming Zero Suicide webinar addressing the challenges in providing suicide care to homeless patients. Tuesday, Jan 30 from 2:30 - 4 pm.

LGBT Psychotherapy Support Group

Spaces open for an LGBT Psychotherapy Support Group to be held weekly at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. Registration is required. Open to all LGBT and gender nonconforming Veterans.

American Red Cross Launches Mind-Body Workshops

To help members of the military and their families recover and heal from their service, the American Red Cross has created a new series of workshops that engages both the mind and body to address common stress reactions.

Strategies for Pain Management and the Prevention of Opiate Misuse Webinar – Jan 10

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Strategies for Pain Management and the Prevention of Opiate Misuse Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families webinar on Wednesday, January 10 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Warrior Herd: Veterans Camaraderie Workshop – Dec 16

Project Horse Empowerment Center in Purcellville, VA will be hosting a Warrior Herd Veterans Camaraderie Workshop on Saturday, December 16. Warrior Herd™ is comprised of 12 monthly wellness groups to support and enhance the interpersonal relationships between veterans and members of their families. This is a no-cost workshop thanks to our sponsors. Applications have now opened for Warrior Herd™. Applications due by December 9th.

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