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The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that at least 500,000 soldiers suffer serious emotional problems, and approximately 20 die by suicide every day. Of those 20, officials say that an estimated 14 are not receiving regular care from the VA. The VA also reports that the suicide rate for veterans is 50% greater than for Americans who never served in the military. Yet prior to these conflicts, the suicide rate among veterans had been traditionally lower than the national average.


Veterans are three times more likely to overdose from opioids

From the emotional pain of being separated from family and friends for months or even years at a time to the physical pain of intense training, every veteran has made sacrifices whether they saw combat or not. The things some veterans have been through, you understand why veterans are three times more likely to overdose from opioids.

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Southern California Veterans Coalition started from a grass roots movement of veterans who were sick and tired of seeing our brothers and sisters falling into the dark abyss of depression, isolation and suicide. SCVC believes that healing from the traumas of service is accomplished through open communication, providing education and promoting socialization through community. To achieve this, SCVC host educational workshops, community outreach, veteran accountability meetings, community veteran peer support meetings both in person and digital, spousal support programs as well as family based events. We work and in partnership with other veteran based non profits, advocacy groups and mental health orginizations.

Southern California Veterans Coalition educates and advocates for the access to holistic medicines for all veterans. The primary goal of SCVC is to end the veteran suicide epidemic that has plagued our nation for decades. Through our experiences with hundreds of veterans we have found that the option of holistic medicine in combination with therapy has an overwhelming positive effect on the quality of life socially, mentally and physically.

 It is this principle that we at Southern California Veterans Coalition has based our mission on. Our mission is to heal through communication, education and socialization through the aid of brother/sisterhood.


What Veterans are saying

The So. Cal. Veterans Coalition organization keep Veterans alive. They keep me Alive. The support given is priceless. They heal the emotional & psychological wounds of Veterans within their community & beyond. Helping others is their main & sole purpose. They help me heal & Help their community.

Osdell
Veteran

I felt physically and mentally better after each meeting, it’s like being with old family.  Sharing experiences and goals helps us to grow stronger and more cohesive, building lifelong bonds. This group is amazing for their dedication and contributions to our Veteran community. 

Sergeant Rangel
Veteran

SoCal Veterans Coalition is more than a group to me, it’s a family, it’s a brotherhood and it’s a lifestyle. . It has saved my life. A healthier way of medicating other than pills. It has given me way to cope, to heal and to understand. I now know I am not alone, there are other veterans just like me. Socal Veterans Coalition has saved my life. It has given me a family.

Xavier
US ARMY VETERAN

Veteran, Family and Supporters, contact us Now.

socalveteranscoalition@gmail.com


Our Mission

It is the mission, duty and purpose of Southern California Veterans Coalition (SCVC) to address, educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to help ease the problems United States military veterans face in their daily lives. It is our duty to be available when we are capable to provide these veterans with a support system, who’s goal it is to assist the veteran in breaking the bonds of depression, isolation, PTSD and suicide. Most military veterans leave service with many psychological, physical and emotional problems. Our nations veterans have earned the right to live a full filling life and to receive the assistance and support they need in order to assimilate into the civilian population. They deserve the tools that will allow them to become an asset to society and their local communities.

It is Southern California Veterans Coalition’s intent to build a coalition of veteran advocacy and mental health organizations and non-profits. To include but not limited to mental-health, veteran benefits,Spouse and caretaker support, holistic medicine, recreational and family support professionals, in the name of providing a pipeline of resources and support our brother and sisters in arms.

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” In 2018, 33-year-old American Marine veteran Justin Miller died by suicide in the parking lot of the very organization he had turned to for help. After four days in the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital, Miller had been released and immediately took his own life. Between October 2017 and November 2018, 18 additional suicides were recorded on VA campuses around the country. As recently as Aug. 7, 2019, another veteran took his own life in a VA parking lot.”

BY SIMON HAROLD WALKER ,SEPTEMBER 6, 2019, If We Want to “Address the Crisis of Veteran Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History”
Times Magazine
https://time.com/5670036/veteran-suicide-history/

Triggers and the Hangover

I’m speaking specifically about complex post – traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), because this is what I know, but I’m sure this is something people who live in all sorts of conditions of mental health experience. I heard before that the word “adrenaline hangover” and I understand that there is something similar here.

Social Isolation

The other evening, I was talking to my wife, when she asked me, ” Have you been out of the house today”? Not a hard question to answer… or so I thought. I sat there and said, no not today and we continued on discussing something that one of the kids did earlier that day …

Five Coping Strategies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be far-reaching and debilitating. The symptoms of PTSD can have a detrimental impact on your mental health, physical health, work, and relationships. You may feel isolated, have trouble maintaining a job, be unable to trust other people, and have difficulty controlling or expressing their emotions. Even though you may …

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Healing through Communication Education and Socialization, through the aid of brother and sisterhood