April 8, 2020

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Virtual Resume Advice, Online Guided Meditation, Join VA to help us fight COVID-19

#VetResources – for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers and Survivors
For the latest VA updates on COVID-19, visit va.gov/coronavirus

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VA Podcast: Operation Abilene and a Medal of Honor
VNNCaregiver Support, Getting Healthy with MOVE! and the VA Farms program
Instagram: Organizations in Wichita, Kansas have partnered to deliver food to Veterans

Dr Richard Stone

VA is here for you during COVID-19, even if you are not yet enrolled in VA

VA has always been here for Veterans—and we will continue to see and treat you during the COVID-19 crisis, even if you are not yet enrolled in VA health care. But please call us first! Watch this message from Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration and a former U.S. Army combat physician.

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VA to retired federal health care clinicians: Help us fight COVID-19

COVID

After OPM action, VA invites retired medical personnel back to work.

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Join us for 5-minutes for a guided grounding meditation

Grounding Meditation

To get started, follow along with this 5-minute guided grounding meditation.

Future Whole Health Sessions will pull from a variety of existing VA resources, including: breathing exercises, stretching, meditation, fitness, yoga, tai chi, and more.

Discuss: Have you tried yoga and/or meditation?

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Heroes Linked provides digital and virtual professional growth for Veterans

Heroes Linked

Resume advice, networking tips and assistance with finding Veteran-friendly jobs are a few of the professional development tools to those enrolled in the no-cost program.

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Are you getting VA’s text messages? VA is texting health care updates and reminders

Text

VA is sending text messages to its 7+ million Veterans enrolled in VA health care. The texts deliver VA’s latest information, resources and local guidance. VA’s next wide-scale VEText message will be on how Veterans can access virtual mental care.

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Borne the Battle COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus

-Two new VA coronavirus websites are online

-Wheelchair and Golden Age Games

-Update on VA’s COVID response in New Jersey

-VA suspends Veteran debt collection

-Army Veteran Chad Butters who transformed his Pennsylvania distillery into a hand sanitizer production center

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Team RWB encourages Veterans to stay connected, stay active

Team RWB

Through a newly formalized partnership (signed memorandum of understanding) with the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA stakeholders will have access to Team RWB’s wide-ranging network of events, providing Veterans and supporters everywhere opportunities to connect at the local, regional and national levels. Download the app to stay connected – Apple / Android

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Hear Veterans discuss solutions for better sleep.


National Resource Directory

Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Resources like Spring Reins of Life: Promoting psychological healing, emotional well-being and personal growth using mental health professionals and the guided assistance of horses.

VAntage Point

VA News Releases

VA Welcome Kit

Find a VA Facility near you.

 FACILITY LOCATOR

Not sure where to start?

 VA WELCOME KIT


No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends

https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information

VA Research reveals circumstances that can lead to homelessness among women Veterans


Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)


RallyPoint

RallyPoint is a great place to reach out to other Veterans about their mental health. You can discuss topics like How are you taking care of yourself right now?

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