It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-two years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Help Active Duty GIs with Medical and Mental Health by Stanley Campbell:
I invite you to look at the Civilian Medical Resources Network as a possible program that we can support. The CMRN provides medical and mental health information to active duty military personnel through the GI Rights Hotline (877-447-4487) combining the legal support network of volunteers that the GI Rights Network get via second opinion of civilian doctors and counselors who understand medical and mental health needs, especially for PTSD survivors.
Most clients who use Network services manifest psychological rather than physical disorders. Qualitative themes in professional-client encounters have focused on ethical conflicts, the impact of violence without meaning (especially violence against civilians), and perceived problems in military health and mental health policies. Unmet needs of active duty military personnel deserve more concerted attention from medical professionals and policy makers.
Here are two examples of clients served.... Read More
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