Help, please....Military Veteran question

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  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does anyone know of a support group, online or otherwise, for wives of disabled veterans or at least combat veterans wives? There used to be one years ago but I can't find anything anymore.

    I have a serious need and I would like to talk to someone who understands. [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My friend Cetawin may be able to clue you in on something. I'll show her this thread. Her husband is a combat veteran, a medically discharged Green Beret. My DH has a disability rating for his back (he retired as a Master Sgt), but wasn't in combat.
     
  3. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call your closest VA Hospital, they ought to be able to point you in the right direction.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You might be able to get something from your US representative. The VA hospital is a good start but maybe this is another option if that does not work. You might be pleasantly surprised by what your US Representative's office can accomplish.

    Best of luck.
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you. I have asked the VA bf and have not gotten anywhere. My husband is 100% disabled Veteran, USMC, Vietnam. He has some issues.
     
  7. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    You could also contact your county's Veteran Services Officer and ask him/her to point you in the right direction. They may know of some local resources for you.
     
  8. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll try to get a hold of my brother and ask if he knows about one - he works with vets (hes a vet too) getting them adjusted if they have been injured, etc. to being back in the US and getting them help and services.
     
  9. lsualumna

    lsualumna Out Of The Brooder

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    This may be the best option for you:

    Contact your local Vet Center (they are the VA as well, but specifically offer counseling therapy to combat veterans and their families) Since they specialize in combat veterans, they are specialists in dealing with trauma (such as PTSD) and how it affects the Veteran as well as the family and will treat the Vet as well as family members. I have first-hand knowledge about these and encourage you to contact the closest one to you. They operate under the Veterans Health Administration, but under Readjustment Counseling Services. It is no cost to the Veteran or their family members. It is what the Vet is entitled to as a benefit. www.vetcenter.va.gov
     
  10. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, what they said - My bro works for one of these places. Check it out.
     

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