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May in Mental Health MonthNow Is the Time
For Veterans facing a mental health challenge, now is the time to start your journey toward a healthier tomorrow. For their families and friends, now is the time to start a conversation that you’re there for support.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Jason DeViva, Ph.D. is our MST coordinator. He can be reached at 203-932-5711 ext. 2722.April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Service members of every era, branch, gender, and sexual identity have survived military sexual trauma. MST is a term used by VA to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced during military service.
VA is looking to re-hire retired VA clinicians and federal health care providers.VA clinical retirees needed to help fight pandemic
VA needs retired VA clinicians and federal health providers to help us battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Areas of expertise include tele/virtual care, National Call Center, travel nurse corps and direct patient care/support.
Deadline is April 1.2020 Veterans Day Poster Contest
April 1 deadline. Winning design is featured on posters sent to VA facilities and military installations. Poster is also the cover for the Arlington National Cemetery Veterans Day program.
Connecticut veterans were added to the "I Am Not Invisible" virtual exhibitConnecticut veterans featured in national campaign
The VA Center for Women Veterans recently added images of Connecticut veterans to its virtual “I Am Not Invisible” exhibit. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the roughly 2 million women who proudly served.
National Salute to Veteran PatientsNational Salute to Veteran Patients
The week of February 14 each year is your opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 9 million veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in VA medical centers.
VA Video ConnectVA Video Connect
VA Video Connect connects veterans with their health care team from anywhere, using encryption to ensure a secure and private session. Veterans and providers jointly decide whether to use VA Video Connect.
Creative Arts competition is accepting entries. Deadlines are in February.Creative Arts Competition Accepting Entries
The VA National Creative Arts competition is open to any veteran currently enrolled for care with VA. Submission deadlines are in February. Competition is open to musicians, artists, dancers, actors, writers and poets.
DoD expands access to commissary, exchanges and MWR facilities online and in-person.Military exchanges, commissary access expanded
According to the DoD, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected veterans, Purple Heart recipients and former prisoners of war (POWs) can use commissaries, exchanges, and MWR retail facilities in-person and online.
November is National Family Caregivers MonthFamily Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. VA thanks, celebrates, and honors each, and every family caregiver. As a caregiver, the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take care of yourself.

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