How hearing other men tell their stories helped Navy Veteran
Michael Corso joined the Navy, he gained confidence in himself through
his job, and also socially. But when a friendship went terribly wrong,
it changed him forever. Corso eventually turned to VA, and he was
diagnosed with PTSD and entered into an MST program. “Hearing other men
tell their stories helped me understand that it was okay for me to start
talking about it and get the right treatment,” he said.
Robotic pets provide comfort for hospital residents
years ago on the infamous Heartbreak Ridge in Korea, Myron Harold
couldn’t have imagined a future where furry robots would provide comfort
and healing for elderly Veterans.
Harold is 90 and lives in the Community Living Center of the Salem VA
Health Care System’s Medical Center in Virginia. He sits in a hallway,
smiling and petting a small, golden-furred "puppy." The dog is a robot
named Peaches. It was one of several robotic cats and dogs given to the
Salem VA in 2020 as a first-of-its-kind program through the American Red
Veterans: Share what you can do now that you’re vaccinated!
So you’re a Veteran, family member or caregiver and you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Congratulations!
are so many things that so many of us haven’t been able to do in the
last year and a half because of this virus. Now that you’re vaccinated,
how has your life changed as a result? Where can you go? Who can you
invite you to share it on your social media channels using the hashtag
#NowICanSafely. Be sure to tag @VeteransHealth when you do!
LGBT Veterans describe VA care, provide advice for others
Veteran Marilu Fanning and Army Veteran Dylan Liebhart have followed
different journeys through life. Different upbringings, generations and
military services. Yet, the two share a passion for helping fellow
Veterans receive the care they’ve earned. They have advice for fellow
LGBT and Related Identities Veterans.