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Brother-Sister duo spend summer serving Veterans at VA hospital in New Orleans

Brother-Sister duo spend summer serving Veterans at VA hospital in New Orleans Stacie M. Rivera, public affairs specialist for the VHA Office of Informatics and Analytics, is based at the New Orleans VA Medical Center. She is proud of her volunteer children and discusses their commitment in this blog. Friday, September 21, 2018 In the spirit of attending to the needs of others, Mateo Rivera and his sister Dulcé spent some of their summer volunteering at their local VA health…

Mental Health Executive Order: The health and well-being of our nation’s Veterans is our highest priority

Mental Health Executive Order: The health and well-being of our nation’s Veterans is our highest priority Tuesday, September 18 Transitioning from active duty to civilian life can often be overwhelming even in the best of circumstances. VA research shows the year following separation from active duty military service can pose many transition-related challenges — such as homelessness, family reintegration, employment, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse — that can increase the risk for suicide. As part of a January 2018 Mental…