How We Can Help Our Veterans

By Kelli Axley and Unity Psychiatric Care Huntsville Every year, Americans honor our armed forces on November 11th for Veterans Day. However, many of these individuals continue their fight at home. Not a physical battlefield but the internal mental health battle they face with themselves. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), each … Continue reading How We Can Help Our Veterans

I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?

By Major General U.S. Army (RET) Paulette RisherPresident/CEO, Still Serving Veterans The expression “I have your back” is commonly used in the Veteran community and beyond. Apparently, the expression heralds back to the time when warriors fighting with swords literally stood back-to-back in mutual support and protection. However, for me, I like the powerful metaphor … Continue reading I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?

Honoring Our Veterans At Regenesis

By Dr.Charles Lee and Colonel Casey Wardynski, USA RetiredThis month, on the eleventh of November, we recognize the contributions those who serve and have served in the military make to the security of our nation and our way of life. This tradition began at the end of World War I as Armistice Day, the day … Continue reading Honoring Our Veterans At Regenesis

Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility

By Taneia Surles, MPHCommunity Outreach CoordinatorVeteran healthcare is offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health concerns like disability, service-related injuries, and ailments, with no added costs at a veteran’s hospital. However, veterans can experience other issues after service that aren’t always treated or covered at veteran hospitals. An overlooked issue is … Continue reading Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility

Back to Basics

By Lisa PhilippartLPC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since May of 1949, and was started by the Mental Health America (MHA) organization. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with … Continue reading Back to Basics

Regenesis Stem Cell Center

By Dr. Charles LeeRegenesis Stem Cell Center Regenesis Stem Cell Center cares for our veterans the other 364 days a year. Dr Lee and Dr. Wardynski salute our veterans. I am Dr. Charles Lee, and I opened Regenesis in 2014 after seven years of education and training to bring the most advanced stem cell and … Continue reading Regenesis Stem Cell Center

Give an Hour

By Lisa Philippart, LPC BCPCC, BC-TMH I am so pleased and proud to be a part of and serve with the Give an Hour organization.  For the past 4 years I have been available to provide an hour of free mental health counseling per week to a veteran, retiree, or military family member. Give an … Continue reading Give an Hour

Veterans Need Mental Health Care, Too

By Unity Psychiatric Center When describing veterans, words like strong, brave and selfless come to mind. These words are apt, but only tell part of the story. Veterans can face the same life struggles as non-veterans, as well as unique challenges that go hand-in-hand with military service. Deployments and being in war zones are known … Continue reading Veterans Need Mental Health Care, Too

Relieving Symptoms of PTSD Through EPT™

By Kim DillonCertified EPT Emotional Healthcare PractitionerForgiveness Therapy, Relief Through EPT, LLC These symptoms of PTSD are well known: flashbacks, anxiety, depression, sensitivities to fireworks and other loud noises. Then there are triggers of trauma that manifest as nightmares, agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, and social isolation. What is not well known is that … Continue reading Relieving Symptoms of PTSD Through EPT™

Protecting Our Protectors: Caring for Our Veterans

By Mayor Tommy Battle Paying tribute to our military veterans is something we do with honor in Huntsville. From supporting events like the annual Veterans Day Parade to visiting the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, the Rocket City is very proud of all of those who selflessly serve our nation. Recognizing our veterans for their service … Continue reading Protecting Our Protectors: Caring for Our Veterans