Did you know that you may be able to receive free community-based counseling at one of 300 VA Vet Centers across the country—even if you are not enrolled in VA health care?
Vet Centers provide individual and group counseling, and outreach and referral services to Veterans and active duty Servicemembers who served in any combat zone, area of hostility, experienced a military sexual trauma, or served as part of a drone crew.
Vet Centers are staffed primarily by Veterans, many of them combat Veterans. They can help you and your family with:
Watch this video to see how Vet Centers have changed the lives of other Veterans.
Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in Washington state, and the 2nd leading cause of death amongst our youth. On Saturday, September 10, suicide prevention advocates, loss survivors, and attempt survivors will raise their voices together to bring healing and resources to this globally important issue.
In conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day 2016, Forefront will host a free, 2-hour community training at the UW Seattle School of Social Work. This training will help you learn how to recognize when a friend, family member, or co-worker is at risk for suicide, and what you can say and do to help. This workshop is open to all.
Here in Washington state, help us build a united front for suicide prevention by bringing your family, friends, and colleagues to learn important tools for assessing and intervening with suicide risk.
The training will provide you with skills in recognizing and responding to suicide risk. There will be opportunities to ask questions, practice some skills, and gain confidence in helping others. Come be part of a worldwide effort to build awareness, break stigma, and learn tools that can help prevent suicide.
University of Washington
School of Social Work Building
Room 305 A/B
4101 15TH AVE NE, Seattle, WA 98105
World Suicide Prevention Day
Saturday, September 10th, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Light snacks and refreshments will be offered.
There is no cost to attend, however space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
REGISTER HERE TODAY
There is a place for everyone in suicide prevention.
Join us to learn tools that can help you take yours!
Caitlin KB LaVine, MSW
Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention
World War I forever changed the world: politically, socially, technologically, and even economically. Nearly every aspect of modern life around the world was affected by the conflict in some way: Many current political tensions in the Middle East stem from the Sykes-Picot Agreement; processed foods developed to feed scores of hungry troops became a part of everyday life and revolutionized agriculture and industry; weapons technology such as tanks, flamethrowers and airplanes forever changed how wars are fought; and America vaulted onto the global stage as a world power. It all began with the First World War.
Click here for more information about WWI.
Sally Buckingham is an elected officer of American Legion Post 234 and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her service to veterans, she helped set a Guinness World Record for collecting and sending letters to deployed veterans world wide. This is service that truly needs to be thanked!
To read the full story on the Guinness World Records website, click here.
Posted by: Audrey Simmons
Seafair Fleet Week has been a tradition in Seattle since 1950 with multiple ships annually coming into the Port of Seattle to celebrate this region’s premier summertime festival. In partnership with Navy League Seattle Council and Port of Seattle, Seafair Fleet Week honors the men and women of the military who proudly and courageously serve our country!
Public Ship Tours
Wednesday, August 3 to Sunday, August 7, 2016
Come aboard a Canadian or United States Navy or United States Coast Guard vessel. Walk through passageways, climb ladders, tour the different decks and get a real taste of life at sea. Ship tours are free and open to the public.
Click here for more information and a schedule of ships.
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