Military Gathering

Join us if you are in the Cincinnati area.

No Warriors Left Behind

This is an invitation to all veterans to join at Crossroads on 8/21/18 at 6:30 pm in meeting room C. Our goal is to bring the veteran community together to be a force of action, a force for good, and to explore what God wants from us – our next set of orders. There are many veterans in our midst that are isolated and needing support. They may be unaware there are other veterans around to support them. This is open to all veterans. Snacks and drinks provided.

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PTSD one way to cope

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This #soldier is helping his #PTSD by helping other #warriors cope w/ #mentalillness. He has found a purpose in helping others #combat #suicide. PTSD is internal, but in many cases coping is external. I wish #katespade #anthonybourdian could had found an outlet to help themselves

 

Code Red

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I think all branches of the US military have their own silenced version of Code Red. In the Navy if a sailor is a dirty but or dirt bag his rack (bed) is washed not in a very nice way and if he doesn’t get the point then he gets the 250 psi (pound per square inch) fire house bath. That one hurts.

Free app with a free book.

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Check out the app: No Warriors Left Behind. Now downloadeble on IPhones and Android. 

Helping prevent suicide among veterans. Because ONE suicide among veterans is too many.

The free book is located under PTSD Facts

Thank You For Your Service: How Disabled Veterans Can Thrive as Business Owners

Veterans are some of our nation’s most brave and generous souls. From the military to the navy, from the air force to the marines, our veterans literally risked their lives so that their fellow citizens could continue living in a safe and prosperous nation.

Sadly, many veterans return home after serving their country with physical and mental health issues that can lead to other more serious issues such as suicidal thoughts and substance abuse, and possibly even a sense of uncertainty about what to do next. For wounded veterans who must now learn to live with disabilities, it can feel like hope is lost for reclaiming the lives they enjoyed before.

Thanks to government assistance programs and advances in modern technology, many veterans – including those with mental health issues and physical disabilities – are finding new freedom as business owners. In fact, if every disabled veteran in the United States started his or her own business this year, it would bring an additional 3.8 million businesses into the nation’s economy.

It’s a fact that many veterans are not only turning their lives around as entrepreneurs; many are also thriving in happy, fulfilled lifestyles and relationships. If you or a loved one are a wounded veteran considering taking taking the plunge into business ownership, here are a few things to consider:

What type of business do you want to run?

Your very first step on the path to entrepreneurship should be your business idea. What type of business do you want to run? What industry would be a good fit for you? Will you build your own idea from scratch, assist the government with a project, or open a franchise?

Veterans should also take their physical health, mental health, location and interests into consideration when deciding on the right business idea. Here’s a great list of business ideas for veterans, if you need help brainstorming.

Who are your ideal clients?

Will you continue to collaborate with the government as a contractor? This can be an easy transition for many veterans. Many of these government contracts are in high demand and include great pay and benefits.

If government contracting is not for you, you could also consider making money from your passions. Many veterans are choosing to open retail stores or selling crafts online. Wheelchair-bound veterans may be happy to know that online businesses could be a great fit for them. By taking a moment to consider your industry and the types of clients you want to work with, you can help narrow your focus and set your future business up for success!

How will you secure funding?

Financing a new business is a hurdle many business owners need some assistance overcoming – and the same is true for veterans. Luckily, the government and the Veteran’s Health Administration are here to help. The United States government offers a variety of grants for new business owners, and some of these are specifically reserved for veterans interested in opening their own businesses.

If you apply for a grant and are turned down, don’t fret. Angel investors and venture capital are two other ways to raise money to launch a new business idea. Of course, it’s important to realize that not all cities have angel investors or venture capitalists. Depending on where you live, it may be necessary to travel out of state to pitch your idea to investors.

What are you waiting for?

As you can see, there are many options for veterans looking to open their own business. Disabled veterans should not despair; entrepreneurship can be a fulfilling pathway into a free and happy life after serving your country. Although you might have to put a bit more thought into your business strategy as a disabled veteran, the rewards of running your own business are well worth it.

PTSD Facts in mobile app

In this tab you can find some general information about PTSD and some other links for more information. You can also find a FREE book, Making People Change by Dr. Steve Rose. The book is not a PTSD but it has useful information to deal with people with mental health. Dr. Rose is a Dr in sociology and he has a blog where he presences the effects of society on PTSD.

Re-charge 

Dear community,Thank you so much for stopping by! It has been my dream and a goal of mine to have a place where important and potentially life-saving information can be shared. This is why I started this blog. I hope you have found the information to be helpful for yourself or a loved one, and have been able to share with anyone who may benefit from it. Please continue to stop by and share. Over the next 10 business days I will be practicing some self-care by spending time visiting my family out of state. My plan is to resume posting 10/9/17 Until then, be well.