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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

Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.

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