New App for Military Sexual Trauma

Beyond MST was designed to help people heal from sexual assault or harassment during military service, also called military sexual trauma (MST). The app is a free, secure, and private self-help tool that survivors can use at their own pace in their recovery. It features over 30 specialized tools to help users build skills to cope with problems, manage symptoms, and improve their quality of life. Users can set self-care goals, track their recovery progress, and learn more about MST and common concerns that survivors experience.

Available on Google Play

VA seeks feedback to guide new suicide prevention grant program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in the Federal Register April 1, to solicit public feedback to guide implementation of the new VA Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP).

SSG Fox SPGP will be a $174 million, three-year grant program to provide resources to community organizations that serve Veterans at risk of suicide and support to their families across the U.S.

Source: VA.gov [click here to view the entire article]

Disabled Veterans, active duty can get adaptive equipment for automobiles

Veterans with a service-connected disability and injured service members still serving on active duty with an injury that prevents them from driving an automobile may qualify for a VA program to purchase a specially modified motor vehicle. VA assists in paying for adaptive equipment, repairs, replacements, and re-installations for automobile gear. A complete list of service-connected disabilities can be found here. Please note that Veterans or active duty must have at least one disability to qualify for disability benefits from the VA.

Source: VA.org [click here for the full article]