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veteran drug rehab

New Legislation to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans

Dangerous situations that a veteran might find themselves in are not just active duty or combat exposure. Rather, veterans with undiagnosed and untreated mental health conditions have a much higher risk of developing intrusive symptoms and even committing suicide. So, what exactly are we doing to ensure that veterans receive proper mental health care?  Recently,...
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Anxiety Attack Symptoms: What Veterans with Anxiety Should Know

Did you know that military personnel who have experienced combat exposure are at higher risk for having anxiety attacks? You might be wondering why this is the case and how to get help for your own service-related mental health condition. We’re here to answer your questions on the symptoms of anxiety, how to cope with...
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veterans with mental illness

How to Help Veterans with Mental Illness

In the United States, millions of veterans suffer from mental health conditions each year. Among veterans with mental illness, many feel isolated or beyond help. But at Heroes’ Mile, we do everything in our power to remind our service members that they can find help. Whether you’re a veteran yourself or concerned about one, this...
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3 Secret Benefits of Equine Therapy for Veterans

As Americans, we grow up with heroic images of horses and cowpokes. There’s a kind of natural majesty there, and many people turn to horse riding to experience that feeling of power and calm in their own lives. Now, however, it has gone one step further. Veterans recovering from substance use disorder use equine therapy...
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Military Sexual Trauma

Understanding Military Sexual Trauma and Finding Treatment Options

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 1 in 4 female veterans and 1 in 100 male veterans have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). MST applies to service members who have experienced sexual harassment or assault at any point during their military career. Unfortunately, many veterans and active service personnel do not disclose their traumatic...
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PTSD and veterans

The Connection Between PTSD and Veterans

Although we tend to think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a modern disease, it has actually been around for a long time. However, only recently have healthcare professionals truly begun to understand what it is and how to care for it. This is partly due to the fact that PTSD manifests itself in many...
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