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Effective Immediately -Temporary Hours

At this time, due to COVID-19

The Traill County Courthouse will be closed to the public, but will take calls/ emails Monday-Friday during regular business hours.

Mesothelioma and Veterans

My name is Samantha and I’m a member of the Public Outreach Department for The Mesothelioma Center.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.

We recently published a Veteran’s Guide, feel free to take a look:

www.asbestos.com/veterans/

I believe this guide would be a valuable resource to share with your veteran readers. Would you consider adding it on your page to help spread awareness?

Thank you for your time,
Samantha

 

 

Samantha Litten: (855)-972-3498
Public Outreach Coordinator
The Mesothelioma Center
slitten@asbestos.com

Living With Loss

The Fargo VA Health Care System has a Living with Loss: Bereavement Support Group. Veterans, friends and family members, can attend. There is no cost to attend.

The Support Group is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30PM to 7PM in Room 1C-86. This meeting room is easy to find at the Fargo VA. The address to the VA is, 2101 Elm Street North, Fargo, North Dakota. Use the Front Entrance on the North Side of the VA. The room is to the right once inside. Generally, there is a greeter at the front entrance to assist visitors and attendees find where they are going at the VA. Some of the Topics of Discussion will include: Defining grief, and sharing common reactions to loss, Looking at coping methods, and Honoring memories.  The Group is intended for anyone who is dealing with the death of a loved one. This is an opportunity for Veterans and their friends and family members to connect with, share and support one another as they process loss.

For More information, Contact Ann Adams-Hove: Advanced Care Planning Coordinator at 701-239-3700 extension 9-4166

 

Local Vietnam Veteran Honored after 50 years. Traill County, ND. WDAY News July 21, 2018

 

New Veteran Orientation Fargo VA Health Care System · Fargo, ND THU, SEP 6, 2018 3 PM

The Fargo VA Medical Center (2101 Elm Street N., Fargo) will host a New Veteran Orientation on Sept. 6, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The orientation is open to all Veterans interested in learning more about the Fargo VA Health Care System. Veterans are also encouraged to bring a guest to the orientation, such as a fellow Veteran or family member.

During the orientation, attendees will receive information regarding health benefits and the myriad of resources and care available within the Fargo VA Health Care System.

Meet at the main entrance before the orientation at 2 p.m. for an optional tour of the medical center.

Jacobson Studio Veterans Recognition Portraits for Veteran’s Day 2018

 

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Veteran Baby Shower May 7, 2018

Fargo VA Women’s Health, VA Voluntary Service, the American Red Cross, and partner sponsors will host the Fargo VA Health Care System’s first Veteran Baby Shower on May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the American Red Cross (2602 12th St. N, Fargo ND)!

Any Veteran who is expecting an addition to their family is welcome to attend with their partner.  Attendees will receive a free lunch, gifts totaling over $50, and will be entered into a drawing for large-value door prizes. Door prizes include car seat & stroller combination, pack ‘n play, and more!

For more information and to RSVP, call VA Women’s Health at (701) 239-3700 extension 9-3893. The deadline to RSVP is April 23.

Whole Health Classes: April 13 & 17, 2018

Fargo VA hosts Introduction to Whole Health classes April 13, 17
FARGO, N.D. (March 30, 2018) – The Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center will host
Introduction to Whole Health classes on April 13 and 17.
Dates/Times/Locations:
• Friday April 13, 8-10 a.m., in the Whole Health & Wellness Center (2E-25)
• Tuesday April 17, 4-6 p.m., in the 3rd floor Auditorium
The classes are open to Veterans transitioning from service who are not enrolled in VA health
care, new enrollees to VA health care, and currently enrolled Veterans. Each class is a standalone
session – participants only need to attend on one of the dates.

For questions and more information, call (701) 239-3700, dial 9 then extension 3655.

New VSO

Rebecca Hodgson has started in the office as the new Traill County VSO.

Suicide Prevention Month #BeThere

We all can take action to help prevent suicide, but many people don’t know what they can do to support the Veteran or Service member in their life who is going through a difficult time. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone. Suicide prevention can start with one simple act of support: Be There.

Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances — from those coping with mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans dealing with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.

Since its launch in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line has answered nearly 2.8 million calls and initiated the dispatch of emergency services to callers in crisis nearly 74,000 times. The Veterans Crisis Line anonymous online chat service, added in 2009, has engaged in more than 332,000 chats. In November 2011, the Veterans Crisis Line introduced a text-messaging service to provide another way for Veterans to connect with confidential, round-the-clock support, and since then has responded to more than 67,000 texts.

VA is working to make sure that all Veterans and their loved ones are aware of the Veterans Crisis Line. To reach as many Veterans as possible, VA is coordinating with communities and partner groups nationwide — including community-based organizations, Veterans Service Organizations, and local health care providers — to let Veterans and their loved ones know that support is available whenever, if ever, they need it.

Act Now

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/