Suicide Prevention: The Power of One Act
Every year, organizations across the country recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month. This year, join the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), local and national organizations, and individuals across the country in supporting The Power of 1: Show how one act can encourage Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones to seek confidential crisis support from the Veterans Crisis Line.
Whether it’s something as simple as striking up a conversation with a Veteran, or encouraging those on your social networks to support Veterans in your area, every little bit counts. Your actions could save a life. Be the reason someone you know finds support during a time of crisis. Visit VeteransCrisisLine.net/ThePowerOf1 to learn how you can help.
Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to shop in a special aisle or look for special foods. But you will need to make choices. By comparing items and reading food labels, you can find the healthiest foods to help you control your diabetes. My HealtheVet’s Veterans Health Library has a helpful list of things you can do to make better choices when shopping and planning your meals. Read More »
Is it Time? Get the Right Exams, Vaccines
When should you get a flu shot? Should you get tested for HIV? Are you too young to worry about shingles? When should women get breast exams? VA aims to help you stay healthy. Follow one of these links to learn about recommended preventive health services (screening tests, medications, health counseling, and vaccines).
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