“When I learned about the rate of suicide in veterans and the numbers here that struggle in our own backyard, I was shocked,” said Dr. Yonge. “After meeting several times with John Kilpatrick and Dr. Joe Currier, I understand the importance of the mission and I am very happy to help.”
A two-year study of student veterans reveals important findings about the support they need.
Veterans make up the fabric of our communities around this great nation. When veterans return home from combat, they have many needs that often go unmet. We simply can’t allow that to happen anymore. That’s why we created Veterans Recovery Resources.
Having spent the last 10 years treating Veterans and Soldiers with chronic pain, I’ve learned there are both challenges and common approaches that work.
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“Veterans Recovery Resources is on a mission that I want to be a part of,” Jeremy Fletcher explains. “Sometimes it is difficult, especially for our younger Soldiers, to ask for help. I want them to know they have choices and they have support.”
The Community Foundation of South Alabama has just released the findings of its Southwest Alabama Veterans Needs Assessment (SAVNA) and the results are both resounding and illuminating.
Inspired by his father, who served 40 years in the Alabama Army National Guard 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion including an 18-month tour in Mosul, Iraq, Jay Watkins is ready to roll up his sleeves at Veterans Recovery Resources.
About a year ago, I took a criminal defense appointment in District Court involving a young veteran charged with some drug and alcohol offenses. He already had a DUI conviction in Municipal Court, and he was on probation for that. This veteran needed help. His history and symptoms were classic.
When Darwin learned of the opportunity at Veterans Recovery Resources, he just said yes. “It wasn’t a question,” said Williams. “First and foremost, I understand the problems veterans face. And I absolutely want to help a community that I’m a part of. That’s just how it is when you’ve worn the uniform.”