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U.S. Soldiers Face Host of Mental Health Issues

U.S. Soldiers Face Host of Mental Health Issues

January 25, 2012 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2012/01/25/us-soldiers-face-host-of-mental-health-issues Studies found they were prone to depression, substance abuse and suicide WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) — U.S. military personnel and veterans are plagued by substance abuse, depression and suicide, three new studies indicate. In one study, researchers surveyed nearly 600 veterans returning from war zone… Read more…

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January 29, 20123 comments
For-profit colleges under attack for treatment of veterans

For-profit colleges under attack for treatment of veterans

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune reporter7:00 p.m. CST, January 22, 2012 For-profit colleges are coming under attack again, this time for allegedly preying on military veterans. Sen. Dick Durbin, D.-Ill., is scheduled to hold a forum on the issue in Chicago Monday and plans to introduce legislation later in the… Read more…

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January 26, 20120 comments
Military, vets get home-buying help under state program

Military, vets get home-buying help under state program

December 14, 2011|By Monique Garcia | Tribune reporter Gov. Pat Quinn today announced a program aimed at helping veterans and active duty military members purchase homes by providing $10,000 grants for down payment and closing costs. Qualified applicants also will be able to lock in low-interest loans at 4 percent… Read more…

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January 21, 201210 comments
More women falling into ranks of homeless veterans

More women falling into ranks of homeless veterans

October 23, 2011|By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times   Reporting from Fayetteville, N.C — As a soldier, Ruth Donaldson was an accomplished ammunition specialist. As a civilian, she became a stressed-out single mother struggling to find a job and raise her child. After a five-year stint in the Army, Donaldson… Read more…

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January 15, 201210 comments
Young Veterans Without Jobs: Too Many Are Locked Out Of ‘Recovery’

Young Veterans Without Jobs: Too Many Are Locked Out Of ‘Recovery’

By Lila Shapiro 1/10/12 www.huffingtonpost.com   Young military veterans saw little to celebrate in last week’s much cheered unemployment report. Data released the same day by the Department of Labor revealed that one in three young veterans was out of a job in the last quarter of 2011 — an… Read more…

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January 12, 20127 comments