WELCOME TO CHARLES E. SWISHER VFW POST 1924
Today's families face different challenges -- reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others -- and the National Home has evolved over our decades-long history to meet those changing needs.
Veterans who served in certain military occupations between 1930 and 1980 have a high risk of developing mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Veterans account for 30% of the estimated 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed annually. Veterans who develop mesothelioma because of military asbestos exposure can file for VA benefits.
This mental health problem affects some people after they have experienced or witnessed a traumatic or life-threatening event. These events might include a natural disaster such as a tornado, or they might include a combat situation, a car accident, or a physical assault. Treatment options are available for people suffering PTSD.
In a study funded by Harley Davidson and conducted by Dr. Don Vaughn and UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, riding motorcycles improved metrics of focus and decreased stress biomarkers.
There is an unfortunate link between veterans and depression. Over 1 in 10 male veterans are depressed. And, female veterans face an even higher rate of depression at 15%. Considering the anxiety and depression rates among veterans, our hope today is to illustrate how you or a veteran you know can get help and start on the road to recovery and defeat depression.
Just as there a different ways of experiencing a traumatic event, there are different types of trauma therapy to help treat the symptoms of PTSD. Regardless of your particular circumstance, treatment is available to help you work through PTSD in a way that meets your needs. As medical specialists continue to research different types of traumas, new advancements in therapy are being discovered.
Hearing problems are two of the biggest health issues the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps veterans with. According to the VA, hearing loss affects more than 28 million Americans, including more than half of people over the age of 75.
Veterans put their lives on the line to protect and serve their country. When they get home, they're entitled to health care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Unfortunately, that coverage doesn't always extend to dental health. Click the picture for more information.
If so, you earned the right to join our ranks. If not you are eligible to join the American Legion that also meets at the Post.