The Joey Hart Story September 24, 2013

Joey Hart was a man who impacted lives all around him, including that of our very own Patti Katter. The loss and pain suffered by those he left behind became the push behind many of those he touched to reach out and impact the lives of those around them. Among those people impacted are his sister, a close friend of his, and veteran advocate Andrew Pogany. The victim of an … [Read more...]

Veterans and Self Medication

More and more military veterans are turning to self-medication as a solution to the problems they brought home from war.  Veterans are using prescription drugs, alcohol, and illegal drugs to deal with the physical and mental pain of life after combat. Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm EST as we discuss the topic of self-medicating.  Guests on the … [Read more...]

Should Failed Suicide Attempts Result in Punishment?

Should military commanders have the authority to court-martial troops who try to commit suicide?  Believe it or not, there is a Marine who is currently appealing his case. He was convicted of “self-injury” after slitting his wrists in his barracks in 2010. This is not the first court-martial and it likely won’t be the last.  Behind closed doors, our troops in all branches are … [Read more...]

I VOW to Stop Suicide

All of us at Voice of Warriors work hard to support our veterans and their families.  Just about everyone on the VOW team has lost a veteran to suicide.  We VOW to dam the flow of veteran suicide.  Join us in our fight to keep our veterans alive here on the homefront.  To find out how you can get involved, click here. … [Read more...]

Veteran Suicide

Veterans are killing themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.  For every soldier killed on the battlefield, there are at least 25 veterans taking their own lives here at home. Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 pm EDT as we discuss this national tragedy with Deborah Robinson, the mother of a disabled veteran who took his life last February. … [Read more...]

Responding to Hidden Wounds

Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, July 24, at 7:00 pm EDT as we discuss the topic of post traumatic stress and share a great resource that is available to combat veterans. Steven Diaz, USMC Retired, the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Hidden Wounds will be joining us to tell us about the organization and how it is helping our combat veterans and their … [Read more...]

Why Parents must be Advocates for their Combat Veteran

As parents of those who serve in our military, we can often find ourselves in a situation where it is very difficult to advocate for our injured child.  Despite the fact that we raised our child, we do not automatically have rights to his/her health care information.  HIPAA laws block us from information that might be crucial for us to know.  As well, no one from the military … [Read more...]

PTSD and Service Dogs

We have a great show coming up on VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 pm EDT.  Cece Miller from paws4vets will be our guest, and we will be talking about the value of service dogs for our veterans with PTSD and the role they play in providing support and healing for our combat veterans. The paws4vets program, a part of paws4people, specializes in placing psychiatric … [Read more...]

Suicide Prevention is Everybody's Business

Suicide prevention is everybody’s business!  Many of us have been touched by suicide, and with suicide rates rising in the military and veteran communities, we all need to pay attention to those around us. Did you know that the person who is most likely to prevent someone from taking their own life is someone that they already know?  It’s not the psychologist, the … [Read more...]

Clay Hunt’s Last Message on Suicide

No one truly understands why Clay Hunt, one of the military’s most vocal suicide prevention advocates, took his life on March 31, 2011.  As one who watches the disabled veteran in my family suffer, it looked to me like Clay Hunt had it all together. I say that from the perspective that Clay was lobbying for veterans on Capitol Hill, road-biking with wounded veterans, and … [Read more...]