Added by David Parker on June 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announced efforts to promote awareness of scams that target seniors. June 15th is the United Nations-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
BBB Scam Stopper was jointly launched by BBB and Western Union as a site to…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on June 13, 2013 at 5:12pm — No Comments
USM 8th graders have a check for $1000 heading to DryHootch as part of our March to the Memorials Fund Raiser!
Added by Chuck Taft on May 29, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments
Two Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans, Tom Voss and myself, will be walking from Dryhootch Brady to Los Angeles, California in an effort to raise awareness of Veteran issues and raise donations for Dryhootch. Please follow us and show your support. Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VeteransTrek and on www.veteranstrek.com
Also, see us off August 30th as we take our first steps on…Continue
Added by Anthony Anderson on May 26, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans. As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off the military.
“Unfortunately, scammers target the unique lifestyle of military service members and their families,” says Ran…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on May 22, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
After three and a half years, I'm no longer homeless.
Last September, someone finally hired me for a part time job. I'm now an installer with American Greetings. Me and my team disassemble and build greeting card displays in various stores. the job involves a lot of physical labor, so i'm thankful I'm able to do this kind of work. Also, I'm the youngest member of my team. This allows me to contribute greatly to what is required when we we work together. And I also enjoy the…
Added by Daniel Abshear on May 17, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
Surely other peer specialists have encountered deeply depressed people who have tried and failed at multiple attempts at suicide. And they tell you, “it’s my life and if I want to kill myself, you can’t stop me.” At that point the side of…Continue
Added by kenyatta yamel on May 3, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
This week the Atlanta Falcons gave Brian Banks a second chance at his dream. Banks was a highly recruited football player who attended the University of Southern California. While he was in college his career…Continue
Added by kenyatta yamel on April 27, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments
I am at the NAMI Wisconsin annual conference in Madison and I decided to check out the business center because I am through with meetings and mental health for the day. I have heard some good information about the…Continue
If anyone can help me with how and what obsticals I may encounter in my pursuit to start a chapter in Green Bay Wi
Added by Christopher Mcnulty on April 13, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Growing up I was never really exposed to the truth about war, or soldiers, or really anything close to the subject. But as I got into high school and learned more about it, I began to form my own views and opinions on it all. I was never "against" war, but I didn't grasp the concept... I couldn't, because I had never been in such a situation or even close to it. Then I graduated high school, and a lot of my peers were enlisting in the military. I remembered how my older sister…Continue
Added by Carla Wolski on February 25, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Should More Proposed Freeways Lanes Dig Up More Veterans From their Hallowed Grounds?
Once again the State of Wisconsin is ready to demand the Milwaukee VA, or Woods Cemetery give of more of its hallowed grounds to lay more lanes of freeway so people driving to…Continue
Here goes my second post.
It appears that I am not alone in learning how to trust again. I believe this because no one has posted any comments on my first blog. Hmmmmmmm. I wonder what is going on?
Let me rephrase this:
Look left, look right. Someone next to you wants to learn to trust again. Perhaps its you. Let me know your thoughts. I won't pass judgement.
Well this is the first time ever being this public about my own stuff.
I have always been passionate about helping my fellow vets but helping ourselves is always hard too. So I am starting to express my own struggle to survive.
The first step is always the hardest. Here goes.
How does one begin to trust again?
Added by Rene` Burgoyne on February 15, 2013 at 8:49pm — No Comments
I took the first step in trying to get a grasp on my P.T.S.D.,by taking a trip to talk with another Vet about what I was feeling and going through yesterday.I was greeted by Daniel,he had remembered my call and made me feel safe,as I waited there Anthony and Bob walked in and I immediately started telling him the anxiety that I felt, just driving there!We continued for what seemed hours and hours!It seemed as though time was not an issue and that the feelings of weakness and confinement and…Continue
Today I feel saddened and emotionally challenged.I thought in the last few years that I had found a way to manage this,but many things have happened to "trigger"me to the point of feeling useless and confined with everything in my life a struggle to express the feelings trapped inside me!I'm going to see someone today at the Brady Street Dryhootch,I'm trying to maintain and keep my composure,it's been hard on the one person that's been here for me,my girlfriend.She has always listened to me…Continue
Added by jose' f.dehoyos on February 6, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
Added by Judith Singer on February 3, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
Dr. Peter Linnerooth spent nearly five years wearing an Army uniform, including the bloodiest 12 months in Iraq at the height of the surge. As a mental-health professional, his top mission was to keep troops from killing themselves. After he returned home, he spent another two years trying to save the vets he loved, working for the VA in…Continue
Added by Judith Singer on December 19, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments