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April is Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month will be marked by an array of activities that enhance the public’s awareness of their fair housing rights and promote the nation’s commitment to end housing discrimination. Please join your local communities in their efforts to ensure that safe and equitable housing is available to all.

Regional Fair Housing Training Events:
www.dpor.virginia.gov/FairHousing/VFHO_Class_Schedule/

New Navigators Recruited for the 2014-15 Virginia Veterans Corps Service Year

Family of Heroes: Online Training Simulation

A place for family members and veterans learn critical skills to manage the challenges of post-deployment life together.

2013 VWWP Progress Report

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program 2013 Progress Report

Find Support

Find regional support groups in your area.

Vets On Campus

Learn all about transitioning into college.

Help-Lines

Get connected with services and specific needs.

12/1/2014
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7th 1941
12/1/2014
The National Guard celebrates its 378th Birthday on December 13th
7/28/2014
Don't miss this important segment focusing on collaborative approaches being utlized to end veteran homelessness in Norfolk.
7/18/2014
Justice For Vets
6/20/2014
Compensation and benefits for the ill, wounded and injured members of the armed forces.

Mind over Mood: The Power of Positive Thinking

Source: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexander Naylor/ ReleasedWhether you are experiencing a traumatic event or the stresses of every day life, positive thinking can greatly improve mood and behavior. Recognizing and changing negative thoughts to positive ones can give you more control over your reactions to stressful situations.Six Ways to Avoid Negative ThinkingBelow are six ways to avoid negative thinking with real life examples showing how you can alter your thoughts:1. Don’t Overgeneralize. Overgeneralization is the belief that because something happened once it will happen again.

How to Develop Healthy Sleep Habits

Source: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel SauretSleep is important in life, just like air, food and water. It allows your body to heal, boosts your immune system and improves learning and memory. With healthy sleep habits, you are more likely to perform your best, whether you are at home, deployed or away for training.

Understanding and Managing Anxiety Disorders

Source: U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAOWe all worry or feel anxious at times, but if these feelings interfere with daily activities you may want to check in with your health care provider. Being aware of your own anxiety symptoms or concerns and knowing what to do about them may help you stay mission ready.Anxiety Disorders and their SymptomsAnxiety is a feeling of fearfulness and uncertainty. Anxiety disorders last at least six months and can get worse if not addressed. Here is a list of common anxiety disorders:

Discussing your Psychological Health with a Provider

Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young/ReleasedMaking a plan to talk with a health care provider about your psychological health concerns is an important step toward improving your overall health. If you have been through trauma or other challenges, it may be hard to talk about your experiences. A health care provider can help you understand your feelings and maintain your mental fitness. This article offers useful tips to help you choose a provider, prepare for your first appointment and make the most of your visit.

Accessing Care at Military Treatment Facilities

Source: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ReleasedMilitary treatment facilities provide emergency and non-emergency care for both physical and invisible wounds covered by TRICARE. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other psychological health concern, you can access services at military treatment facilities to help you cope. This article will help active-duty service members and their families learn about the types of psychological health care offered at military treatment facilities and how to access them.

Our community,
our strength.

We've served our country and some have seen battle. We share common experiences and feelings. Now, we're talking about it - and that's a battle in itself. This is a battle that can be won.

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