Free Access to National Parks for Disabled US Veterans

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the US Department of the Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service, among others, continues to offer free lifetime access passes to over 400 national parks and 2,000 recreation sites nationwide to any veteran with at least a 10% disability rating. How do I get a Lifetime Pass?… Read More

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CrossFit Training For Veterans Seeking Better Mental Health

The NHS sets aside just 0.007% of its annual budget for mental health services for veterans, according to the BBC. Yet, the Centre for Mental Health reports that one in five veterans experience mental illness. It, therefore, makes sense for veterans to take control of their own mental health by embarking on a boot camp-style CrossFit training… Read More

What is the Prevalence & Covariates of Problematic Gambling among a US Military Cohort?

Research Paper Title Prevalence and covariates of problematic gambling among a US military cohort. Background The availability of and participation in gambling has increased substantially the past several decades, however studies of military members’ gambling behaviors are limited. The present study aimed to investigate potential problematic gambling and its association with demographics and behavioural characteristics… Read More

Useful Resources for Veterans' Education

On Veteran’s Day, vets are expected to be inundated with appreciation and thank you’s. If you have ever worn the uniform, then you understand that being a vet is not something that happens just a day a year. This is something that is with you for life. With this in mind, we are lucky to… Read More

Do We need to Address both Sleep & Anxiety for those with Diagnosed Sleep Disorders?

Research Paper Title Self-Reported Sleep, Anxiety, and Cognitive Performance in a Sample of U.S. Military Active Duty and Veterans. Background Unhealthy sleep can interfere with US military service members affective and cognitive functioning, and increase accident and injury risks. Methods This study examined the relationship between US active duty and veterans’ (n = 233) self-reported… Read More

Mental Health in Spouses of US Gulf War Veterans

Research Paper Title Mental health in spouses of U.S. Gulf War veterans. Background Veterans’ spouses are at risk for mental distress and substance use. Methods The researchers examined long term psychological functioning in spouses from a national cohort of 1991 Gulf War era veterans. Results From clinical interviews, spouses of deployed veterans (n = 488)… Read More

Do Insomnia Symptoms Predict Increased Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms among Military Service Members and Veterans?

Research Paper Title Prospective associations between insomnia symptoms and alcohol use problems among former and current military service personnel. Background Despite evidence that insomnia symptoms exacerbate alcohol use disorder symptoms, there is a dearth of prospective research testing bidirectional associations between these variables. Furthermore, no studies have prospectively examined these associations among military personnel, a… Read More