QPR Instructor Class scheduled for 3-14-19

Help Save a Life! Stop Veteran Suicide Become a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor

A Gatekeeper Instructor will be able to recognize and intervene in the event of suicidal contemplation as a gatekeeper would do but will also retain knowledge circumventing the scope of suicide, research and history relating to suicide prevention and the skills necessary to train individuals and groups as gatekeepers. Gatekeeper instructors should be in optimal positions to teach small and large groups as gatekeepers on a continuum (QPR Institute).

Next class is forming now

Vet to Vet Tennessee QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Class March 14, 2019 – 0800 -1600

First United Methodist Church

804 Montvale Station Road, Room 202

Maryville, TN 37803

Enroll here or call Ed Junod at 865-850-8376 for further information

NC Veterans Receives Peace Medal with help from VTVT

Korean War Veteran Robert W. Gullie has been trying to receive the Republic of South Korean’s Ambassador for Peace Medal since December 2017. With the help of VTVT Robert received the Peace Medal on February 4, 2019 just a few days before his 87th birthday. Robert’s daughter Paula sent a photo of Robert holding his long awaited medal. and the following message.

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VTVT Trains Numerous Motorcycle Organizations in Suicide Prevention.

We are honored and grateful to report that VTVT had one of the most interactive and successful QPR Gatekeeper training ever thanks to our Host Theresa Botts from Spartan Alliance on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the Powell Community Center.

Veterans from the Powell community, Rolling Thunder Chapter 3, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and special surprised guest David and Susan Toombs. Susan and David are the surviving parents of Army Veteran John Toombs who committed suicide in November 2016.

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San Diego VA trial to test cannabidiol—a compound derived from cannabis—for PTSD

Researchers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System aim to see whether cannabidiol, or CBD—a compound derived from cannabis plants—can help ease PTSD. The study will give CBD as an add-on to prolonged exposure therapy, a proven psychotherapy for PTSD.

The $1.3 million VA-funded study will enroll 136 Veterans, from all service eras. Click here to view the full article.. VA Research Communications