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Veterans Helping Veterans: Our Mission
• Strong Consumer Advocacy for Veterans Wronged by ANY Entity
• Extensive Database of Information and Links
Our membership consists of only veterans: veterans from all walks of life including Law Enforcement, Judges, Doctors, Professors, Members of Congress, and CEOs of large Corporations, just to name a few. Military Café of course has tens of thousands of average hard-working veterans who are willing to go beyond the call of duty in helping other veterans.
We do have links and information to help wounded warriors, veterans who need health services, jobs, opportunities for education, etc. Our main mission, however, is use our collective membership to assert justice against those who would take advantage of our brave veterans who have served our country with honor.
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MilitaryCafe.org is a part of a network dedicated to servicing active military, veterans and their families with jobs, business opportunities and socializing activities over the Internet. Friends of military members and their supporters are equally welcome.
We are a helpful resource with articles and tips on numerous topics related to protecting our veterans who have worked hard in protecting all of us.
Special Alert: Protect Against Scammers
Military holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day are times in which the scammers come out in full force trying to scam military veterans, especially those over 65, their families or others who are eager to help support veterans. Be aware ... check out our scam page for more info.
Post-traumatic stress disorder risk factors
Although there’s no way to know who will or won’t experience PTSD, several factors play a role: individual personality, severity of the event, proximity to the event or the people involved, duration of the trauma and the amount of support the person receives afterward. Remember that only a small percentage of people who live through a traumatic event actually develop PTSD. You may be at higher risk if you:
- Were directly involved in the traumatic event.
- Were injured or had a near-death experience.
- Survived an especially long-lasting or severe traumatic event.
- Truly believed your life or that of someone around you was in danger.
- Had a strong emotional or physical reaction during the event.
- Received little or no support following the event.
- Have multiple other sources of stress in your life.
Recognizing the symptoms
Treating post-traumatic stress disorder begins with recognizing that you actually have it, as opposed to a “normal” stress reaction. Just as individual reactions to trauma vary, PTSD symptoms also differ somewhat from person to person. You may notice symptoms immediately after a traumatic situation, or they may appear weeks, months or even years later. Although the symptoms of a “normal” stress reaction can resemble those of PTSD, true PTSD symptoms continue for a prolonged period of time and often interfere with typical daily routines and commitments... check out our PTSD page for more info.
Building a Personal Support Network
One of the best ways to feel more in control of your life is to develop a strong network of friends, relatives, co-workers and others you can count on for support. Most people have at least the beginnings of a personal network, and you can expand your network by reaching out to others and developing new friendships. There are many people and legitimate organizations willing and available to help.