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?

The Military Personality

By Lisa Philippart LPC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Is there such a thing as a “military personality”? And if so, do the personality traits and attributes of veterans and service members differ greatly from those of the average citizen? Personality is defined as the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Other terms … Continue reading The Military Personality

How Can We Say “Thank You” To Our Veterans

By Jennie RobinsonCity Council District 3President ProTem Years ago, I took my grandson Alex to visit the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Huntsville after the Veteran’s Day Parade. He was in second grade at Chafee Elementary School at the time and, as we walked around the memorial, he noticed an elderly man dressed in his Army … Continue reading How Can We Say “Thank You” To Our Veterans

Veteran Connections with the Alabama Heroes Welcome Initiative

By Jennifer HollidayAlabama Military Family Liaison Alabama has long been known as one of the most patriotic states in the nation, and one that wraps its arms around our military, Veterans, and military families. In 2019, Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth made a concerted effort to strengthen Alabama’s bond with its military-connected communities by improving the … Continue reading Veteran Connections with the Alabama Heroes Welcome Initiative

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

Still Serving Veterans

By Major General U.S. Army (RET) Paulette Risher President/CEO, Still Serving Veterans Still Serving Veterans (SSV) is a 15-year-old Huntsville-based nonprofit whose primary mission is to help Veterans, service members, members of the Guard and Reserves and their families build meaningful lives by connecting them with good jobs, the benefits they have earned, and the … Continue reading Still Serving Veterans

Veterans and Epilepsy: What You Should Know

By Sara FranklinExecutive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Alabama November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, veterans are at a higher risk of developing epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures. There are many types of epilepsy and different kinds of seizures. When a person has two … Continue reading Veterans and Epilepsy: What You Should Know