Midwest Military Outreach

Supporting those who serve and their families


Off-the-Record Mental Health Check-ups

September 22, 2013 - 7:15pm -- justinhiggins2

Military.com, 4 February 2013
“Active-duty servicemembers may be eligible for a program that offers four ’off-the-record’ visits at their local base mental health clinic. The resiliency enhancement visits (REV) program, encourages active-duty servicemembers who hesitate to seek mental health services to get the help they may need.”

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American Cipher: 1 in 2.5 Million

September 22, 2013 - 7:13pm -- justinhiggins2

TIME US, 4 February 2013
“You probably only learned over the weekend about only one of the more than 2.5 million U.S. military veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11. That would be Eddie Ray Routh, 25, a one-time Marine who allegedly shot and killed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a second military veteran at a gun range south of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. We need to be careful not to over-learn anything from this tragedy just yet. Routh allegedly killed Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, as Kyle was trying to ease Routh back into the civilian world.”

February is American Heart Month

September 22, 2013 - 7:12pm -- justinhiggins2

”Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths.