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Late is better than never. Mental crisis help #'s at the VA.

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Whether you're a recently diagnosed mesothelioma patient, have been battling the disease or are a caregiver, our goal is to arm you with knowledge for the power to fight back.We provide information for all aspects of the disease and caregiving, from the leading medical information to real-life support for families and caregivers. We aim to provide answers and support through the challenges ahead.
Pleural Mesothelioma Center
Asbestos exposure causes thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma in the United States alone, and our mission is to help and support the families affected by this cancer. Our organization offers free assistance and resources to anyone coping with pleural mesothelioma.
Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma Guide provides free and important information to veterans and others who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Men and women who have served in the military make up one third of mesothelioma patients due to the asbestos materials that were used on naval ships, barracks, and in aircrafts.
Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Veterans exposed to asbestos during their military service may be entitled to compensation for any asbestos disease they now have. Mesothelioma Lawyer Center offers free legal advice to Veterans and their families who are interested in their legal options. Over $30 billion is currently available in trust funds for asbestos disease victims.
Military Helper

Military Helper
Who is Military Helper? Military Helper is a resource designed for members of the military and their families who are looking for help and support as they navigate the world of military life. From dealing with life separated during deployment, to finding local support groups and even dealing with the trauma of active duty and the return to civilian life, we are a community who understands the challenges that come with the territory.

Veterans Benefits for Seniors
According to the 2012 U.S. Census brief, Veterans age 65 or older numbered in excess of 12.4 million. These Veterans served in conflicts around the world including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and even in the Persian Gulf War. As Veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues including the changing health risks they face, as well as financial challenges through VA benefits and health services.
Tips for Your Next PCS Move
Did you know the average military family moves every 2-3 years? In fact, estimates have found that military families relocate 2.5 times more often than civilian families. Whether it's your first move or your fifteenth, it's always good to have a little bit of help to prepare for the process ahead. We want to help you with the process ahead, so your move will go as smoothly as possible.
Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty
As a member of the military, you are called on to sacrifice constantly for the good of your country. As a "thank you" for that sacrifice, the United States government has enacted several laws designed to protect your rights. When you are called to active duty, you will find that a number of additional benefits are enforced that can make your time on duty a little easier, both for you and for your family left behind.
Military and Veterans Discounts
Just in time for Veterans Day, here’s our list of great discounts for military families! From companies offering year-round savings for military personnel to places that do something special around certain holidays (such as Veterans Day, Memorial Day and/or July 4th), here are a range of retail, travel, restaurant, educational and fitness discounts.
Sesame Street for Military Families
As many as 700,000 children under the age of five have a parent in the military. Recognizing the need for first-rate media-based resources to support military families, in fall 2006, Sesame Workshop launched the bilingual (English/Spanish), multimedia outreach initiative Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families During Military Deployment (TLC).
Operation American Dream: A Guide to Buying and Keeping Your Home in the Military
Owning your own home. It's the American dream, right? Well for people who are in the military, home ownership can be a bit more difficult to attain. The constant reality that you may have to move at any moment makes it difficult to really settle down. If you want to experience homeownership, here are some tips to help you make wise choices, even while embracing military living.
Employment Resources for Military Spouses
It may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home.
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