For years, Chris Shaw has thought of comedy as a source of healing. Now he hopes that comedy can also be a source of philanthropy.
On a winter afternoon, of course, buried under inches of snow, it all looks as still and ancient and ageless as a Bruegel painting.
A group effort to address suicide rates among Minnesota’s veterans, which are the nation’s highest.
The Veteran Resilience Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping Minnesota veterans get free access to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Mental health programs for veterans are mostly directed at men. The Women Veterans Initiative plans to broaden services.
WASHINGTON — The Clay Hunt SAV Act, which looks to better publicize and oversee VA mental health offerings, is now law.
Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz is close to pushing a “first-step” veterans’ mental health bill through Congress, but everyone acknowledges more needs to be done.
Gov. Mark Dayton attended the announcement and applauded the program, which is being rolled out in Minnesota, Iowa, Texas and Arizona.
While scandal engulfs the V.A., soldiers are supporting other soldiers as they cope with the invisible scars of combat. It may be their most important mission yet.