What do you think about when you consider the idea of plastic surgery? If improving the mental and physical health of our nation’s troops didn’t come to mind first, we wouldn’t blame you. The procedure is largely associated with elective surgeries aimed at vanity rather than preserving mental or physical health, but modern plastic surgery is rooted in assisting troops. Harold … [Read more...]
Calling the Veterans Crisis Line Can Save Your Life
Mental health concerns haven’t always been at the forefront of the military or society’s minds, but thankfully, things have been changing for the better. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that these problems go away, and the truth remains that Veterans consistently are at a higher risk of suicide than other demographics in the United States. The Veteran Crisis Line is available … [Read more...]
The VA Disability Compensation 2023 Rates Are Here!
The VA disability compensation 2023 rates are here, and they are bigger than ever! Of course, facing unprecedented inflation, geopolitical issues at an alarming scale, increasing medical costs… look, we’re not looking to be Debbie Downers, but we’re realists. It’s great that the rates have gone up for our heroes that sacrificed so much, but it’s important to put things into … [Read more...]
Exercise as Medicine May Be a Simple Solution for Vets
Serving in the military can put both a physical and mental strain on one’s body. After years of intense training, fighting, carrying heavy equipment, and pushing one’s mental toughness to the max, it’s normal to suffer from physical and mental health issues. When people leave the military, exercise as medicine has proven to be a beneficial source of improving one’s overall … [Read more...]
Traveling for Healthcare? Don’t Forget To Claim VA Travel Pay!
If you’re like the millions of other Vets in the nation, you’re probably traveling a lot for healthcare. No matter what you’re seeking help for or how long your commute is, VA travel pay can usually help you get reimbursed for the difference. Sound good? Learn more about it below! Read next: Your Guide to Using My HealtheVet for Veteran Healthcare Needs What Is VA Travel … [Read more...]
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for PTSD in Vets Is on the Rise
Military service is not for the weak. It’s filled with physical and mental challenges, and many military personnel come away from it with physical and mental scarring. In the past 50 years, about 20-30% of all Veterans have had PTSD. While there are sources for PTSD management, many of those resources just don’t work for some. Veterans sometimes seek alternative ways to treat … [Read more...]