Make a Difference in a Veteran’s Life this Holiday Season
We’ve helped more than 10,000 Veterans during 2016 with vet-to-vet counseling through the Lifeline for Vets.Veterans like:From California – A suicidal Veteran referred from a contact in Ojai called NVF President & Founder Shad Meshad, who spent an hour on the phone listening to the vet. The veteran is now in a group, getting support from peers, and getting better. An example of the safety net that keeps vets connected.
From Wisconsin – A woman called about her brother who was suffering from severe PTSD, experiencing paranoia and needed help immediately. During his deployment, his team had been very successful defusing land mines. You can imagine the pressure. In the course of his work, he suffered multiple concussions and was later discharged with honors. Counselor Steven Duby gave her as much information and help as he could, speaking several times with her and he made some extra calls on her behalf. She was very appreciative and expressed it but Steve said these words were the best: Bless your heart, Steve. I wish there were more places all over the states like you guys have there. Keep up the great work and know that it’s appreciated and invaluable.
From Georgia – A woman vet called the Lifeline for Vets in crisis, with suicidal thoughts. Our counselor was in touch with her for a little over a week … 7 working days while she was in transition. That kind of aftercare goes a long way.
From California – A military spouse called, upset about the mental stability of her husband, a Marine combat veteran who has had difficulties adjusting to civilian life since his retirement in 2012. Counselor Greg Flowers listened while she wept telling him how her husband had served multiple tours in Iraq, in Fallujah. He noticed that she never mentioned Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and he explained the group and individual psychological programs that VA medical benefits provide. The Veteran is now in a VA PTSD treatment program.
These are just a recent few of the thousands of Veterans the NVF’s Lifeline for Vets has helped in 2016.
You can make a difference in a Veteran’s life and ensure he or she can have happy holidays. Make a holiday donation to the National Veterans
From the NVF Lifeline for Vets team, we wish you happy holidays and a happy and peaceful New Year!