Veterans

Five Reasons to Accommodate Service Dogs in the Workplace

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Service dogs are becoming increasingly common for individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including mobility issues, seizure disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These dogs are trained to do a range of tasks, from opening doors to turning on light switches. Seizure detection dogs can even detect […]

Pawsitively Powerful: 7 Ways Therapy and Service Dogs Help Veterans

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Animals assist humans in a myriad of ways, all worthy of the title of “Man’s Best Friend.” They also offer a variety of therapeutic benefits for many people in different occupations and stages of life. Veterans, those who protect the majestic American flag and serve the citizens of […]

Back to the Outdoors #OutdoorsForAll

Featured on UpNorthLive with Marc Schollett on Friday, October 6, 2017 WPBN/WGTU (Kalkaska County) — Getting around in the woods is never that easy, but it’s extra hard for folks dealing with issues like traumatic brain injuries, limb amputations, dementia, or PTSD. A Northern Michigan man has launched a new guiding business called Restorative Outdoor Services that will […]

Navy funds autism-screening app, hoping for help with PTSD

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press | Sunday, 20 Mar 2016 | 10:47 AM ET The Associated Press   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. While developmental and trauma disorders […]

Jobs for Vets! – Save the Date, March 22

Jobs for Vets! – Hiring Event You’ve served our country, now let’s work for you. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Hagerty Conference Center | Traverse City, MI 49686. It can be overwhelming and difficult to find gainful employment as a veteran, and Jobs for Vets! successfully matches veterans with […]

Fireworks-Free Fourth of July at select Michigan state parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 25, 2016 Contact: Stephanie Wirtz (DNR), 989-274-6182 or Lauren DeVol (Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency), 517-284-5236 Fireworks-Free Fourth of July offers veterans quieter camping options in select Michigan state parks Although winter feels like it has just started, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind visitors they can make camping reservations in select state […]

Adapted in TC: Coping with ripple effects of suicide

By SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist ‘Hello, hotline,” the woman answered. “I need to talk with someone,” I said. “In the past five weeks, two of my neighbors, a 19-year-old woman in one family and a 59-year-old man in another, died by suicide.” “I’m here. Tell me more,” she said. As a therapist and educator I’m aware […]