VA’s Telehealth Care for Rural Veterans with PTSD

One in every five Servicemembers returns from combat with at least one serious mental health issue. With only 16 psychologists per every 100,000 rural residents, rural Veterans face greater access challenges when seeking mental health support.  Moreover, rural Veterans are more likely than their urban peers to suffer from current and lifetime depression or commit suicide.

The Office of Rural Health (ORH) is committed to working with our clinical partners to address these challenges through a variety of programs that connect rural Veterans with VA mental health care programs closer to home. Click here to Read More

Coming Home – Comedy and drama play about PTSD

Tonya Stoutt-Brown, Christian citizen of Blount County Tennessee and a radio personality on Joy 620 AM radio, has written a play about a WWII veteran who comes home and struggles with his depression and PTSD as a result of the war.  Tonya’s play has been performed for years in her small church in Blount County.  The previous shows have been sold out and continues to grow in popularity and numbers.  This year, the play has moved to a larger church, First Baptist Church Maryville, to accommodate a larger audience.  The tickets are free and the play is humorous, realistic, educational and fun.  Tonya advised us that the vast majority of the previous shows were veterans and their families and have always identified veterans who were need support.  Click here to Read More

MCA’s Executive Director’s Notes – Women Veterans Summit

MCA Fr. Razz Waff’s Executive Director’s Notes

This past Thursday I was fortunate to be able to attend the Women Veterans’ Summit in Knoxville, supported by Vet to Vet Tennessee. VTVT is one of MCA’s strategic partners with the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation (VMFC) ministry. They along with along with the Episcopal Church’s lay men’s organization, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BSA) work together to help congregations across our land to be more military friendly.

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PA family receives Ambassador for Peace medal

New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) received a few emails from Gene Kanary, son of US Army Korean War Veteran George Kanary thanking VTVT for helping his family obtain the Republic of South Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.  Below are a few comments from Gene.

“Sadly my father has been gone for 28 years now. I have been investigating his time in Korea and that is how I happened across the mentioning of this medal. Talking to others that have applied for this medal, some have been waiting over a year, so not sure what the delay is through other sources, but yours is top notch, even if I was a little lucky. You might notice an increase in requests with all the recommendations for your organization I have made. Once again thanks for your help and I did happen to notice your donation link and made a donation to your organization. Keep up the good work!”  Gene R. Kanary Click here to Read More