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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Postraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

National Center for PTSD
PTSD Discussion Forum
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website

Nursing Homes Update

All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.  Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.

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Veterans benefits (information, filing, requesting, etc.)

Best Jobs for Veterans Best Jobs for Veterans
Board of Veteran's Appeals
Center for Minority Veterans 
Center for Women Veterans
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03
COVID-19 Military Support COVID19 Military Support
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
Geriatrics and Extended Care
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information
Online version
VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC
Homeless Veterans
VA National HIV/AIDS Program
VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program
VA Mental Health
Veterans Housing Assistance Veteran Housing Assistance
National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) 
Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Foundation for Women Legislations (

Vietnam Women Veterans

For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam
The Vietnam Womens Memorial Project's new website: VWMP
Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance