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  • Suicide Prevention

    Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. It's up to all of us to change the way we think about suicide. These tragedies ARE preventable. One of the most effective ways to do that is to educate colleagues, friends, and family about the warning signs of suicide.

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  • Opioid Overdose Rescue with Naloxone Auto-Injector

    Learn what to do if someone has an opioid overdose and how to use the naloxone auto-injector.

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  • Marijuana: Natural = Safe, Right?

    Marijuana is readily available to use in many states in the USA. Understanding the possible risks of use is important to ensure the safety of our Veterans.

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A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

Anger Management

Anger is an emotion that everyone experiences – some more than others. It is a natural and normal emotion. However, in some cases anger can become a problem. Learn more about anger and what you can do about it.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain injury that changes the way your brain works. A TBI can happen when your brain gets jolted. The most common type of TBI for military people deployed in combat zones is a blast injury. Learn more about TBI here.

Eat Wisely

Good nutrition can improve your health. Discover how to build your daily diet around smart choices and good habits.

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