Maryland's Committment to Veterans (Maryland Dept of Health)
Maryland Local County Resources for Veterans
Carroll County Community College - Veterans
Howard Community College - Veterans and Military Community Services
Carroll County Government - Bureau of Aging & Disabilities
US Government Made Easy For Veterans
VA Loan Information
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.
People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.
PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.
Featured PTSD News
The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More
LINKS TO JOBS FOR VETERANS
Maryland State Careers for Veterans https://dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/Pages/VeteransJobs.aspx
Recruit Military https://recruitmilitary.com/
Miltary.com Jobs Search https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs
ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME
The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) is an independent Agency in the Executive branch of the US Government. The AFRH provides residences and related services for certain retired and former members of the US Armed Forces (24 US Code 10, Subchapter 411). The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the head of the Agency and its communities and is subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense.
The origins of the AFRH go back to the 19th century. The US Navy first established the US Naval Asylum in 1831, and then the US Army established the US Soldiers’ Home in 1851. Ever since, thousands of former US military service members have enjoyed a safe and secure retirement here. In 1991, the two distinct Homes merged as one: the AFRH.
Together we have evolved into the premier retirement community for America’s military veterans. We offer modern facilities, dynamic activities, healthy meals, wellness programs, advanced care, and much more. The AFRH currently has two communities in Gulfport, MS (AFRH-G) and Washington, DC (AFRH-W).
LINKS TO VETERANS BENEFITS
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
Online version http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp
PDF Download in English http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC
INFORMATION FOR WOMEN VETERANS
Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov/womenvet
National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.
The Vietnam Womens Memorial Project's new website is at: VWMP