Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a change to the name of the LGBTQ+ Veterans health program in a memo in order to recognize diversity and inclusion. See below: You can find the VA’s LGBTQ+ Care page here… Continue reading VA Announces VHA LGBTQ+ Health Program
Update 06/15/2021 Last week, VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) announced it will begin offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents ages 12 to 17, who are caregivers of Veterans or are CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act, on June 10 at the Sacramento VA Medical Center and Martinez VA Outpatient Clinic. COVID-19 vaccines will be available to Veteran caregivers and those who qualify as beneficiaries under VA’s Civilian Health and Medical Program. … Continue reading VA NorCal Opens Up Vaccinations to Adolescents Under SAVE LIVES Act
LGBT+ Veterans have an increased risk of suicide. The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1. For more information on the VA’s efforts on preventing suicide in the LGBT+ Veteran population, click here. Continue reading Stand Up to Suicide
This year, Men’s Health Network (MHN) has decided to focus on the theme of a new decade. With a new decade comes the opportunity to both look back and look forward. This time for both reflection and prospection gives us all a unique occasion to evaluate how we have been dealing with our health, both physical and mental. Men, especially, should take this time to … Continue reading June is Men’s Health Month
For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Four, the focus is on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). American Psychological Association (APA) Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Center for PTSD VA Mental Health The Weight of Rejection: Linking LGBTQ+ and PTSD (The Recovery Village)People in the LGTBQ+ … Continue reading Week 4: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder #MHM #MHAM
For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Three, the focus is on Depression. American Psychological Association (APA) Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health Depression in the LGBT Population (Healthline)Depression affects LGBT people at higher rates than the heterosexual population, and LGBT youths are more … Continue reading Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM
Today is Armed Forces Day, a time for our nation to come together and express our appreciation for those who are currently serving in defense of the country. Armed Forces Day was established to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Days into a single-day celebration in 1949. Every year, the President issues a proclamation for Armed Forces Day, you can read 2021’s … Continue reading Happy Armed Forces Day!
For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Two, the focus is on Bipolar Disorder. Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health Gay and bipolar disorder: What to know (Medical News Today)Gay people may be more likely to experience difficulties with their mental health. This is mainly … Continue reading Week 2: Bipolar Disorder #MHM #MHAM