Headstrong developed an evidence-based, cost-free, stigma-free, and frictionless mental health treatment program for post-9/11 military veterans that works. By eliminating the “brick and mortar” facilities, headstrong has put funding directly into the care of the veterans. Since headstrong's founding, they have helped over 600 veterans overcome the hidden wounds of war.
Asbestos.com - Mesothelioma and Veterans:
Veterans account for nearly a third of all mesothelioma lawsuits in the United States. All branches of the military relied on asbestos in the past, and builders overseas still do. As a result, veterans are more likely than others to develop asbestos-related diseases. Veterans benefits are available from the VA for those diagnosed with mesothelioma.
If you or a Veteran loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease, there are special benefits available to you. Mesothelioma has been recognized by the VA as a service-connected condition. Those who have been impacted are entitled to VA Health Care, Disability Compensation, and Dependency & Indemnity Compensation.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, making up over a quarter of all cancer-related deaths. For veterans of the American military, the risk of being diagnosed with the disease is even higher. Compared to the general population, military servicemembers are 25 percent more likely to receive a lung cancer diagnosis.
Locate a VA Hospital or Clinic:
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.
Phone: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)
Veterans who developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure while serving have options for compensation including VA disability benefits. These benefits can support you or a loved one while seeking treatment options, often provided at VA hospitals that feature specialized doctors.