The NVF is pleased to be collaborating with the Sol­diers Project, a non-profit that provides free counseling to Post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones. It’s a natural match. Our Lifeline for Vets callers range from requests for information to complex situations that call for therapy. It’s a great resource for our counselors to offer…

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When he found his wife in their house, she asked for his forgiveness. She’d taken 50 pills in an attempted suicide. Pure chance that he found her so soon after she’d swallowed those pills. They would have killed her if they’d had time to metabolize. Both husband and wife are Navy veterans. He called 911…

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It’s important to acknowledge that all branches of the armed services are working to eliminate military sexual trauma (MST), to bring perpetrators to justice and to provide treatment for victims.  That said, this comes after years of ignoring or dismissing complaints.  Years. The National Veterans Foundation’s concerted outreach to female veterans finds that MST is…

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In a word: the culture.  The military/warrior culture of course, but also our culture at large.Dr. Carl Castro, Associate Professor and Director, USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, points out that sexual assault is seen equally in our civilian society and in society world-wide.  Still, the estimated percentage of females…

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