The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text. For immediate online chat click here now : CHAT
 

They provide confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. 

Learn about PTSD from veterans who have experienced it.  Click here: About Face

Bear: a local Emotional Support Animal

An Emotional Support Animal is an animal (typically a dog or cat ) that provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship. The animal provides emotional support and comfort to individuals with psychiatric disabilities and other mental impairments. The animal is not specifically trained to perform supportive tasks, unlike a service animal which is.

The legal protections an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) has are to:

  1. Fly with its owner in the cabin of an aircraft without being charged a pet fee. 

  2. Qualify for no-pet housing (that also includes limited size, breed, or species housing) without being charged a pet fee.

For more information click here: All about Emotional Support Animals

Dog training

One of the most important things is to find a dog trainer who focuses on positive based, behavior reinforcement training. You may want to take your dog to a trainer or you may want to study online. Here are a couple of online training sites that you might want to take a look at:

*  From the Association of Professional Dog Trainers: Common Training and Behavior Problems

*  Doggy Dan has 5 golden rules to becoming the pack leader and over 100 online videos that show him training. He offers a 3 day trial for $1 - so you can binge watch! Click here: The Online Dog Trainer

The Wounded Warrior Regiment is the official command charged by the Commandant of the Marine Corps to provide leadership and facilitate the integration of non-medical and medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Marines, sailors attached to Marine units, and their family members in order to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. 

For more information click here: Wounded Warrior

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

For more information click here:    Mesothelioma and Veterans


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