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"At that point in my life if VA couldn’t help me I knew I’d go home and die"

Joshua Deets, a former Corporal and Field Radio Operator in the U.S. Marine Corps, served from 1996 to 2003, including a deployment to Afghanistan. After his military service, Deets faced a challenging transition back to civilian life, struggling with isolation and substance use.

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Your partner is NOT your enemy: Workshops teach tools to strengthen relationships

“We need to learn how to talk to each other in a more productive and healthy way,” said the wife of a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran during a couple’s workshop. “It had gotten to where we just existed in the same house.”

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A therapy session in a shipping container? If needed.

A 69-year-old Veteran, grieving the loss of his long-time friend, lived in a rural, isolated location. With only solar power, no cell or Internet service and no transportation, he lacked access to VA mental health services – until recently.

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Veterans Socials foster connections to combat the epidemic of loneliness

Military police officer Jessica Mack left the U.S. Air Force never expecting to face social isolation and loneliness as a civilian. With undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a severe brain injury, she struggled to find her fit in this “new normal.”

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Take charge of your health at our VA health and wellness fair

In the wake of COVID-19, the significance of personal health care is more evident than ever. Join us for our VA health and wellness fair on Thursday, January 18, from noon to 7 p.m. at Cheyenne VA Medical Center and Northern Colorado VA Clinic.

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"As you age, VA Cheyenne will be there every step of the way"

VA Cheyenne Health Care System has launched a Medical Foster Home (MFH) program helping Veterans to remain in their community, maintain their social connections and participate in everyday family life.

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VA greeter uses own challenges to create welcome environment and inspire Veterans

Just inside the main entrance of the Cheyenne VA in Wyoming, visitors may encounter a greeter named Roderick “Rod” Romero.

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Gen. George Patton’s grandson impacts Veteran mental health through film workshops

“In my 30-plus years of working with Veterans, I’ve never seen anything as powerful as this at getting people to seek the help they need,” said Dr. Chuck Drebing, a psychologist with Cheyenne VA in Wyoming.

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Cheyenne VA Community Living Center providing care beyond basic treatment

“This is the best care I’ve had and the most caring VA I’ve been in,” said Judy Brayton, a resident of Cheyenne VA’s Community Living Center.

RN Sam Massie (left) and resident Judy Brayton offer their perspectives on the Cheyenne VA’s Community Living Center.