THINGS NOT TO SAY TO A VETERAN

1. How many did you kill or did you kill anyone?

2. What was it like over there?

3. Do you have P.T.S.D?

4. I know just how you feel.

5. I'm glad you made it home ok, or I'm glad nothing happened to you.

6. I think you should put the war behind you and move on with your life.

7. How could you have left your family?

8. Were you shot or blown up?

9. How many friends did you lose?


THINGS TO SAY TO A VETERAN


1. WELCOME HOME

2. THANK YOU, how are you doing?


MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO....JUST LISTEN


HOW YOU CAN HELP


Special thank you to all these amazing organizations

for the wonderful work and support they provide.




MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY

The American Psychological Association Division of Military Psychology
(Division 19)

http://www.apadivisions.org/division-19/



POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
ADVOCACY & SUPPORT

The Soldier's Project
https://www.thesoldiersproject.org/

Wives of War Support Group - San Diego
http://wivesofwar.org/wivesofwar.org/Ways_to_Support.html




TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

Defense Center of Excellence (DCoe)
http://dcoe.mil/

Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine
http://www2.tulane.edu/tism/

UCLA Brain Injury Research
http://neurosurgery.ucla.edu/brain-injury-research-center-birc




HOMELESSNESS & VETERAN HOUSING

PATH
A V.A.S.H. Grant Recipient

http://www.epath.org/site/main.html



Patrick McCaffrey Foundation
http://patrickmccaffreyfoundation.org/Valley_Forge_Village.html




VETERAN WRITING PROGRAMS

Veterans Writing Group of San Diego
http://www.veteranswritinggroup.org/

Writers Guild Foundation Veterans Writing Project
https://www.wgfoundation.org/programs/military-veterans-writing-workshop/




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