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VA Launches ‘Be There’ Campaign to Prevent Veteran Suicide

To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent Veteran suicide with its Be There campaign. The campaign highlights the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, provides information about VA mental health and suicide prevention resources, and…

VA Launches Program to Help Rural Veterans With PTSD

Veterans who live in rural areas could see improved access to mental health care under a pilot program announced this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The telehealth program will give rural veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder remote access to psychotherapy and related services, according to the VA.…

Memphis VA Among Lowest Performing, Targeted for ‘Aggressive’ Improvements

Staff reports VA medical centers in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. are among the 15 lowest performing VA facilities nationwide targeted for “rapid improvements,” the federal agency announced this week. Many Alcorn County veterans use the VA in Memphis. An “aggressive” approach to quickly improve those VA medical facilities was unveiled…

Confederate Flags Allowed in Corinth National Cemetery on Certain Days, VA Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor After Confederate battle flags were removed from memorial stones at the Corinth National Cemetery during a ceremony last week, the VA has provided the policy on such displays. According to the VA’s National Cemetery Administration, organizations can “temporarily display Confederate flags on the…

Volunteer Drivers Help Fellow Veterans Through VA Ride Service

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor After serving the country through their military service, five local men continue to give back to the community by helping fellow veterans. They are volunteer drivers for a VA service that provides veterans with free rides from Alcorn County to the VA hospital…

Corinth Veterans Ride Service Needs More Drivers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor CORINTH – Parked outside the Alcorn County Courthouse is a humble van that does much to serve veterans in the Corinth area. More volunteer drivers are needed for the service that transports local veterans from the courthouse to the Memphis VA Medical Center,…