Run As One is a unique engagement opportunity where members of Team Red, White & Blue, Team Rubicon, and The Mission Continues, along with members of their community and veteran supporters come together for a day of solidarity to showcase how exercise, community, and inclusivity combine to combat mental health challenges. Save the date for this year's run - April 13, 2019.
March 2019 is Brain Injury Awareness Month. ServingTogether Blog. March 8, 2019 is a re-post of a blog article by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center DVBIC. This blog is part of the A Head For the Future initiative by DVBIC which provides resources to help the military community prevent, recognize and recover from traumatic brain injury (TBI). ARMY VETERAN OVERCOMES TBI, CLIMBS AGAIN. After being diagnosed with a TBI, U.S. Army veteran Elana Duffy began physical therapy and started noticing improvement. Now, she’s a better rock climber than ever before. Read the full article and watch Elana's story on YouTube.
Please join Soldierfit HQ and Hospice of Frederick County for a special one time showing of Thank You For Your Service on March 29th at 5pm at Soldierfit Frederick. There will be a private screening followed by a panelist discussion by resident experts and moderated by Danny Farrar. This is a free event open to the public. Registration is required.
March 18, 2019 from 11:30 - 1:00 pm. Kevin Hines Survived Jumping Off The Golden Gate Bridge. Now, He’s Helping Others Avoid Suicide. This event is FREE and open to the public. Depression, delusions, paranoia—these conditions drove Kevin Hines to attempt suicide, but he survived. Today Kevin is on a mission to help others, traveling the world to speak about suicide prevention and mental health, telling his story to help others stay alive. Registration is required.
Veterans, family and friends are invited to the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Community Partners' Winterfest event on Saturday, March 2nd from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Community Resource & Referral Center in DC.
This workshop will cover resources for individuals who are caring for military service members and veterans. Topics will also include warning signs that a military service member or veteran may be in crisis. A discussion of resources will include Coaching into Care, the VA Caregiver Support Program, as well as State and Nonprofit resources. Presenter: Dana Burl, MA, Director of the Outreach and Advocacy Program at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. Thursday, March 21st 12:00-1:00 PM.
The Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia (SPAN) is a regional coalition of the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun and Prince William Community Services Boards (CSBs) and other groups in Northern Virginia, that work together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide.
VA launches welcome kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services they’ve earned. No matter where you are in life, the new welcome kit will help you use the VA benefits and services you have earned. In addition to step-by-step enrollment instructions, the kit also lists points of contact for dozens of VA program offices.
The VA has launched a pilot Women's Health TAP program and will offer courses on a variety of dates at both the Pentagon and Joint Base Andrews. The women veteran-led training will cover transformed culture of the VA for women, women's mental health & health care at the VA, eligibility and enrollment and more. Servicewomen planning to transition to Civilian or Reserve/National Guard status within the next year are encouraged to attend.
The USO at Fort Belvoir will be holding a Mindfulness and EFT workshop on Wednesday, January 30 from 6 - 8 pm.