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Woman on the phone.Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time.
Graham and Hunter wrap up a search inside the Castle Point campus.VA police dog, handler help ensure Veteran safety
Along one of the long concrete hallways in the VA hospital in Montrose, N.Y., three Veterans lean down to greet a friend. Licking and panting, the friend slobbers a kiss on each Vet -- and could not be happier to do so.
Veterans and PGA pros stand with two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl June 19 at the West Point Golf Course at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Diehl, who played guard/tackle for the New York Giants, took time to address the Veterans ...VA, PGA combine to help Vets
When Jared Troise started battling alcoholism and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, he never expected one of the weapons he’d have to swing at them would be a 5 iron.
Dr. Anne Sullivan visits with VA Hudson ValleyState mental health leader visits VA Hudson Valley
The NY state leader for mental health issues visited VA Hudson Valley's Montrose campus June 3. She spent about one hour talking to the VA mental health staff and answering questions.
Sports icons meet with VA Hudson Valley VetsSports Icons Visit Vets at VA Hudson Valley
New York Giants Super Bowl-winning wide receiver took time to visit with Vets from the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Saturday, May 11, at the Castle Point, New York, campus.
VA Physical rehab clinic gets facelift.NY VA clinic rehab invigorates Vets, staff
Duffy Violante climbs onto a an exercise cycle, looking at the newly expanded and remodeled physical rehab clinic at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System’s Castle Point campus. His first reaction was a simple one.
Vet's Art Goes NationalVeteran shows work at National Vets Art Festival
Robert Gulley, a Veteran receiving care from VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, is showcasing his sculpture at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Milwaukee, Wisc. Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
Dr. Joseph Amato, VA Hudson Valley and the VA's national lead for suicide prevention awareness, talks to Veteran Service Organization leaders during a Veterans Advisory Council meeting Aug. 21 at the Castle Point, New York, campus.Suicide awareness leads debut of podcast
Suicide prevention takes focus for debut of podcast by the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System available on iTunes and the Defense Video and imagery Distribution System as of Aug. 29.
Grants for $2.5M help Veteran homelessness in VA Hudson Valley areaVA awards $2.5M in grants in Hudson Valley area
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.
Annual Volunteer Awards EventAnnual Volunteer Awards Event
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, VAHVHCS hosted its annual awards luncheon to recognize volunteer efforts. Volunteers received special service awards for attaining benchmarks during the previous fiscal year.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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