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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Marks One-Year Anniversary with Increasing Call Volume

As Arizona’s primary 988 provider, Tempe-based Solari Crisis & Human Services continues its outreach across the state, particularly on vulnerable communities such as veterans, the indigenous, black, and LGBTQ+ populations. Since the launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline a year ago, there have been more than 63,000 calls in Arizona alone, exemplifying the […]

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May is Military Appreciation Month, Celebrate with some Freebies

In 1999, Congress set May as National Military Appreciation Month.  It is a month-long observance honoring the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces.  Why the month of May? Because during May, we recognize Loyalty Day (1921), VE Day (the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945), Armed Forces Day (May

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COVID-19 Economic Impacts Highlight Importance of Money Management

As our country strives to stop the spread of COVID-19, the loss of jobs, business operations, and other financial concerns are starting to come to light. To help military and veterans plan for what’s happening, here are some tips we found to share: Are you looking to transition from military to veteran? It may take

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To Be of Service Film Highlights Healing Success of Veterans Who Pair with Service Dogs

Statistics show Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects nearly 500,000 veterans.  For veterans with PTSD, most of their trauma comes from a war environment.  For many, the symptoms can lead to depression, flashbacks, nightmares, loneliness, isolation, and a lack of relational value with others, to name a few. Although traditional therapies, such as medications, counseling, and

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Uniting To Combat Hunger Campaign Helps Veterans

Humana, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and others are joining forces in a “Uniting to Combat Hunger” campaign to help veterans and others who face food insecurity issues.  Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. According to “Feeding America,” statistics show food insecurity affects one in nine

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