VA gets boost from CARES Act to provide emergency assistance to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 crisis
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has expanded support services enabled by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to make available immediate relief for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The CARES Act allocates $17.2 billion for the Veterans Health Administration, $300 million of which will be used this fiscal year to address the challenges faced by homeless and at-risk Veterans.
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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 be here for you during the COVID-19 crisis. We will see and treat any Veteran—even if you are not yet enrolled in VA health care—but please call us first. A message from Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration and a former U.S. Army combat physician. For the latest VA updates on COVID-19, visit va.gov/coronavirus.
How to Practice Being Mindful
Try This Easy Exercise
By Matthew Tull, PhD (verywellmind.com)
Using mindfulness for PTSD may be a good way of coping. Mindfulness has been around for ages. However, mental health professionals are beginning to recognize that mindfulness can have many benefits for people suffering from difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
Meditate Just Like The U.S. Marines
A group of US Marines sit cross-legged on the grass at Quantico barracks in Virginia. M16 rifles are slung across their backs. Dog tags are blowing lazily in the breeze. It’s been a long hard day of counter-insurgency training and advanced weapons’ drills.
Now it’s time for a spot of meditation in the evening sunshine.
What is Meditation and How Can You Try it? (military.com)
Dr. Stone: Veterans, please lead the way in social distancing (va.gov)
Free audio books for Veterans with disabilities (va.gov)
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Improving Military Resilience through Mindfulness Training
By Melissa Myers, USAMRMC Public AffairsJune 1, 2015
The strength of the U.S. military has always been dependent upon the strength of the Soldiers within its ranks. The strength of individual Soldiers–the cognitive functioning and physical capability of Soldiers–these are the most critical elements to overall military health and resiliency.