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I had a group who wanted a veterans peace group in your area to talk at their meeting. But could not find a phone number to contact you.
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We just replied by email, Marvin. Thanks!
Thought folks may have an interest in this!
Not Alone is a national non-profit organization that provides confidential, no-cost programs and services to warriors and their families facing the challenges of life after war.
PTSD Awareness Month
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“I realized that there are other people suffering with the same types of problems that I am, which is very comforting and makes me realize that I am not alone in my struggles. Also, I learned that I don’t always have to act like I have it all together. Sometimes I don’t, and I need other women in my life to lean on, even if I don’t want to admit it. ”
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Thanks for running!
Thank you to everyone who came out to run, walk, volunteer, cheer and support us during the Second Annual Josh Byers Memorial Day 5K/10K on May 27!
We had a great race with 330 runners, and together with your support we raised around $7,000 for Not Alone! These funds will be used to provide no-cost programs and services to our military members and their families.
Also, we would like to give a very special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Lend Lease. Without them, this event would have not been possible.
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June is PTSD Awareness Month
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects hundreds of thousands of veterans nationwide and will continue to impact the military population as more of our troops return home from combat. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event.” The natural reaction to a traumatic experience is to feel fear. This ‘fight-or-flight’ response kicks in during dangerous situations to keep up from getting hurt. However, a person with PTSD may experience these reactions to fear and stress even when he or she is no longer threatened or in harm’s way.
While the process of identifying and diagnosing PTSD can vary from person to person, there are several common symptoms that typically arise in those facing this issue. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, flashbacks, nightmares, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, unexplained pain, anger and memory problems. If someone you know has been through a traumatic event, such as combat, and displays any of these signs, they may have PTSD.
The good news is they are not alone and there is help available for those who need it. Not Alone provides no-cost, confidential programs to warriors and their families facing PTSD. To learn more about how to get help for yourself or a loved one, please visit us at http://www.notalone.com. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or needs immediate help, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 (For Veterans, press 1).
Let us continue to support our nation’s heroes by being aware of PTSD and letting those who are affected know they are not alone.
How about VFP and/or Raging Grannies/courthouse Peace Vigil make some signs saying: “Thank You, Michelle” and visiting her brother Craig Robinson’s house here in Corvallis. It would be more effective than a thousand letters to Peter DeFazio. And Craig would definately let his sister Michelle Obama know about it. And Michelle is definately not the quiet, shy type — so the President would hear about it. Plus it is a positive message to counter the negative feelings so often associated with war protesters. K-Mart started Christmas ads yesterday so I guess one could also start Christmas caroling a bit early too. I just have a hunch that Media Benjamin/Code Pink would jump on an idea of this sort —– and Leah Bolger is the closest thing to her here in Corvallis.
While we love the message, we’re not so enthused about an appearance at the coach’s private residence. But we can certainly discuss your proposal among the wider peace and justice community. And we certainly appreciate your thoughtful and creative suggestion–it does have the Code Pink flair to it. Thanks.
You need a clear place to sign up for your newsletter. I have looked all over your sight. I live in Yachats and am interested in your events. I am a blogger who writes about inner peace and about opening minds and hearts for a better world.
Thanks for the feedback! Right now we use the “follow” window on the right sidebar. But we’ll try making that more apparent. Thanks again for your interest in VFP.
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