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VA highlights rural Veterans during Mental Health Month

The VA Office of Rural Health raises awareness and education for its mental health and suicide prevention programs for rural Veterans.

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Marine Corps Veteran Kurt Chew-Een Lee is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Kurt Chew-Een Lee, who received a Navy Cross and Silver Star during the Korean War.

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Mindful awareness exercise.

Nature speaks in a universal language, understandable by all. Since we can learn about our surroundings, we can use nature to enhance our mindful awareness.

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Learn the interesting histories of VA Medical Centers.

VA medical centers not only provide top-notch care to 9 million Veterans, but many have long and interesting backstories.

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Army Veteran Herman Manglona Atalig is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Herman Manglona Atalig, who served during the Vietnam War and retired after 28 years of service.

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World No Tobacco sign with two smiling men

Stopping tobacco use can improve your mental health and sense of well-being and improve physical health. Good news: Never too late to stop using tobacco and start enjoying a better quality of life.

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Internal medicine physician Dr. Howard Gordon sees a patient.

Patients should feel comfortable asking their physicians questions, making requests, or expressing an opinion. If they don't, it could impact the effectiveness of their medical care.

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Seattle CESATE Group Photo

Mobile apps can help Veterans overcome alcohol use, mental health challenges, and are available to provide support 24/7/365.

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