Posts Tagged as "veterans"

From War Abroad to War at Home – Local Vets Struggle with PTSD, Addiction

Apr. 14, 2016 / By
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A Long Beach veteran and nurse's assistant relives her trauma and copes by self-medicating, and statistics show 1 in 5 veterans with PTSD do, too.

US Veterans Find Solace & Service in Community Garden

May. 15, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Gisela Merino

Under the shadows of crumbling, abandoned naval houses overrun by stray cats is a community garden on the southeast corner of Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC), a community housing collaboration of several supportive organizations...

Long Beach Veterans Share Their Stories

Jan. 27, 2013 / By
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Coming back from war is hard, here are some stories.

By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Alyson Bryant

Last year the Veterans Administration treated almost 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Democracy Now...

Study: One in 10 U.S. Veterans Has No Health Insurance

May. 31, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: May 28, 2012

One in 10 veterans under the age of 65 is currently living without health insurance and reports not using Veterans Affairs (VA) health care, according to a new study examining health care access for retired service members.

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Veterans Struggle with Loneliness, Depression, Hopelessness

Mar. 20, 2012 / By
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Private First Class Raymond Bondad, pictured here after completing a mission in Iraq in May 2005, re-entered civilian life in 2008.

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Veterans Battle PTSD After War

Mar. 14, 2012 / By
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Arnold James is a war veteran now living in Long Beach.  Photo by Jesus Hernandez.

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