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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. 

https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5442

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is your connection to information, answers and support when MilLife happens. We can help you overcome challenges, reach your goals and thrive.

As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere.

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/all-the-ways?gclid=CjwKCAjwp-X0BRAFEiwAheRui7pq7ibmJro3ae2LAfDfbKJAtGH-HfcfSjtSfTWSEsNpjYGzK2G2-RoCDoAQAvD_BwE

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

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.

Dr. Richard Stone, VHA Executive in Charge: VA is here for Veterans during COVID-19

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.

https://www.verywellmind.com/using-mindfulness-for-ptsd-2797588

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.

Read more… https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindfulness-in-frantic-world/201207/meditate-just-the-us-marines

What is Meditation and How Can You Try it? (military.com)

https://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/what-is-meditation-and-how-can-you-try-it.html

Dr. Stone: Veterans, please lead the way in social distancing (va.gov)

Free audio books for Veterans with disabilities (va.gov)

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/72536/free-audio-books-veterans-disabilities/

Free Evaluation For Social Security Disability Benefits!

https://ssdi.victory-legal.com/for-vets34301582?fbclid=IwAR24UWyNJO_3UM9gB_NBfhbqA3XwllDezGBJRRPs9-GbzgAtrxNXuUKcsdI

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.

Read more here… https://www.army.mil/article/149615/improving_military_resilience_through_mindfulness_training