Soldiers prayer

A Soldiers Prayer can be one of two things. It can be a devotional; a prayer to keep the soldier safe, out of harms way, and brave. Also, though, it can be the prayer a soldier says to keep himself close to God while away from home.

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Noemie Oziel, January 4, 2009 6:01 PM Forward the prayer to as many people possible May Hashem protect all the children of Israel and keep those brave soldiers from harm and bring them success. I have sent the above prayer to all the people of my mailing list so they may send it and we shall all pray for Israel’s success and the safety of its inhabitants and brave soldiers. Amen

By the way, of the many fine videos done on Psalm 91 for soldiers and families of soldiers, this is the one that moves me most deeply. I grew up in a military family many years ago, but it is still part of the fiber of my being. Enjoy Psalm 91 in song. Enjoy the perfectly selected photos.  Click and ponder, then pray your soldier’s prayer!


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Memorial day

Memorial Day honors US soldiers who died fighting for their country. In 1971, the US Congress declared Memorial Day to be a national holiday, to be celebrated on the last Monday of May each year. Honoring the spirit of fallen US heroes is the purpose of Memorial Day. Many people observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and war memorials, and leaving flags, flowers, or notes on the graves of soldiers.

Home Living: Observing American Memorial Day

Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 21. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we celebrate the holiday on May 27. Many families will heat up the grill, head to the beach or take in a big blockbuster movie. But Memorial Day has the word “memorial” in it for a reason.

Nonsensible Shoes: Happy Memorial Day America

Evolution of Memorial Day Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.


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Veteran affairs mental health

An estimated 20% of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans screen positive for PTSD or depression, and the mental health community is, at best, disjointed in dealing with this. Veteran’s Affairs spent $6.2 billion — up slightly from last year — on inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health programs, but veterans are still having difficulties being treated.

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As a first step in supporting these veterans, those of us in civilian life can work to close the gap between providers of mental health services and the veterans who desperately need their help. An April GAO report surveyed civilian mental health care providers, finding that only 39% were accepting new patients with veteran’s TRICARE health insurance coverage. For many veterans, this is the only way they can afford mental health assistance, and yet in many regions of the country it can be nearly impossible to find someone who accepts their insurance. It is a significant — and unnecessary — barrier to veterans getting the help they need. On this Veteran’s Day, we should start taking steps to bridge that barrier.

The Office of Mental Health Services aims to insure that all veterans have access to needed mental health care. VA Mental Health advances the principle that mental health care is an essential component of overall health care and promote mental health recovery. The internet site is intended to serve veterans, their family members, mental health clinicians, VA staff, affiliated mental health associations and the community, providing information about mental health conditions and services.

The staff work closely together to develop a treatment plan which meets the specific needs of each Veteran we see. To make access to mental health care more convenient to Veterans,  our mental health specialists are also located at VA community clinics in Santa Rosa, Downtown San Francisco and Mare Island in Vallejo.

Program Description The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides general and specialty mental health services for treatment of the broad range of mental health conditions, including treatment for substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma (discussed in detail below) and serious mental illness. Services are provided in the outpatient and inpatient mental health setting. General and psychogeriatric mental health services are provided as an integral part of primary care within the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) as well as VA nursing homes and residential care facilities where many Veterans receive care.

Guiding Principles The Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families (also available in Spanish : Guia de Servicios de Salud Mental que el Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos Ofrece a los Veteranos y sus Familias) is intended for Veterans, Veteran family members, members of Veterans Services Organizations, or members of other groups interested in VA mental health care. You can use this handbook to learn what mental health services your local or regional VA health care facility has pledged to provide to Veterans. The following information has been pulled from the guide, and is intended to serve as a brief overview. Please see the Guide for more detailed information. Focus on Recovery – Recovery empowers the Veteran to take charge of his/her treatment and live a full and meaningful life. This approach focuses on the individual’s strengths and gives respect, honor, and hope to our nation’s heroes and their families. Coordinated Care for the Whole Person – VA health care providers coordinate with each other to provide safe and effective treatment for the whole person—head to toe. Having a healthy body, satisfying work, and supportive family and friends, along with getting appropriate nutrition and exercising regularly, are just as important to mental health as to physical health. Mental Health Treatment in Primary Care – Primary Care clinics use Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) to provide the Veteran’s healthcare. A PACT is a medical team that includes mental health experts. Mental Health Treatment Coordinator – Veterans who receive specialty mental health care have a Mental Health Treatment Coordinator (MHTC). The MHTC’s job is to understand the overall mental health goals of the Veteran. Around-the-Clock Service – Emergency mental health care is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at VA medical centers. If your VA does not have a 24-hour emergency room, it must provide these services through a local, non-VA hospital. Telephone evaluations at VA medical centers and the national crisis hotline are also available 24/7. Care that is Sensitive to Gender & Cultural Issues – VA health care providers receive training about military culture, gender differences, and ethnic issues in order to better understand each Veteran. Care Close to Home – VA is moving closer to where Veterans live by adding more rural and mobile clinics and working with other health care providers in the community. Evidence-Based Treatment – Evidence-based treatments are treatments that research has proven are effective for particular problems. Mental health providers receive training on a wide variety of proven treatments. Mental health providers must offer evidence-based treatments to Veterans. Family & Couple Services – Sometimes, as part of a Veteran’s treatment, some members of the Veteran’s immediate family or the Veteran’s legal guardian may be included and receive services, such as family therapy, marriage counseling, grief counseling, etc.


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Soldier creed

Soldier’s Creed Soldier’s Creed Download Poster Soldier’s Creed Download PDF I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. I am an American Soldier.


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Stand up for Mental Health

Let’s talk about mental health statistics. A full one quarter, that’s 25 percent, of Americans suffer from a mental illness in any given year. With an age of onset of about 14 years old, this is a significant portion of the population, but some experts put the estimate closer to one third. These experts claim that the stigma of mental illness prevents many people from seeking help, making their estimate of 33 percent a more accurate assessment.

Combat Stigma by Learning Mental Health Facts

You can combat the stigma and help others by learning about mental health facts. Serious mental illness presents a double-edged sword for those suffering from it. Not only must they deal with the actual symptoms of their mental illness, Mental health statistics show 1 in 4 are living with a mental illness. Learn more mental health facts.they must also deal with a pervasive and unjust social stigma – a shameful stigma – which often results in the following for people with mental illness:

  • Lost opportunity for work
  • Trouble finding adequate housing
  • Inability to live independently
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Self-stigmatization
  • Not seeking professional help
  • Fear of being “found out”

By learning mental health facts and dispelling the myths, you can help stop the stigma and end the silence about mental health issues.

Check Out These Mental Illness Statistics and Facts

Arming yourself with mental illness statistics and facts will help you to better understand the plight of those with these conditions. Or, perhaps, you have a mental disorder; knowing mental illness facts can help you accept your condition, get help, and stop hiding.

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), the top five most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in adults, annually, are as follows:

  • Anxiety disorders (panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, phobias) – approximately 18.2% of American adults
  • Mood disorders (major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder) – approximately 9.5% of American adults
  • Personality disorders (antisocial, avoidant, and borderline personality disorders) – approximately 9.1 % of American adults
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders) – approximately 4.4% of American adults
  • Schizophrenia – approximately 1.1% of American adults

It’s common for both children and adults to have more than one mental disorder. Mental illness is a disease just like cancer or heart disease. It’s up to everyone to know about mental health statistics and facts. With knowledge, we can stop the stigma and start the healing process.


Who ended the veitnam war? In 1972, North Vietnam finally realized that the war was a stalemate. The two sides met (Paris)and arranged a cease fire. In January of 1973 the Paris Accords went into effect. The US agreed to withdraw all its troops from Vietnam in 60 days. Congress had stopped funding the war effort. The North Vietnamese government agreed to release all prisoners, which they never did. Free elections were to be held in Vietnam. The President of South Vietnam considered the agreement between North Vietnam and the US as a sell out. But it allowed President Nixon to save face and bring the soldiers home. By 1975, after US troops had been pulled out of South Vietnam, the ARVN (Army of the Republic of South Vietnam) collapsed and the North Vietnamese moved into Saigon, ending the war and finalizing the take over of the South by the North.Our purpose in the war is debated to this day. Was cambodia involved in the veitnam war? They were neutral. What year was the veitnam war? It can only be confirmed that the war ended on or about 30 April 1975. Why did the veitnam war end? The North defeated (conquered) the south in ’75; that ended it. How did communist Veitnam dominate parts of southeast Asia after the Veitnam War? The communist Vietnamese controlled parts of South East Asia through direct application of military force. They used insurgency tactics to undermine Laos and the Khmer Rouge took over in a military rebellion. The communists from the north murdered over 300,000 people and cause nearly a million to flee south Vietnam as boat people. The Khmer Rouge killed 3 million people to gain control. The communist Vietnamese then attacked the Khmer rouge and gained control of that country. It should be known that the communist killed more people after the war during the peace forged by the American Democratic Party than all the soldiers that died in the war. Most of the Viet Gong (southern communist working for the north) that survived the war was killed by the north after it. Just a Stalin killed most of the partisans that fought the Nazi behind the line. The socialist philosophy is that if you are disloyal to your country even if helps them then the communist will kill you.It also might be noted here that in the 15 years of the Vietnam war 1960-1975, the northern communist won only the battle in Saigon in 1975. And only after the DNC in Congress cut their gas and ammunition. What did the veitnam war do? the Vietnam war did many things but it didn’t destroy us like it wanted to if you think that is weird that you should LOOK IT UP IN A BOOK! When was veitnam war over? US Forces withdrew in March of 1973; South Vietnam fell to Communist North Vietnam in April 1975. When was the veitnam war started? First US troops arrived on 11 February 1955. Who wanted communism in the veitnam war? Ho Chi Minh. Why was the US fighting the veitnam war? To stop communist aggression.


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