New Page Brings Together A Host Of Organizations That Help Military Members and Military Families
MilitaryFamily.com introduces military assistance page
Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Many organizations donate time and resources to military members, or facilitate donations from those who wish to help. Today, MilitaryFamily.com introduced a new resource that brings together 14 of the best of these non-profit “helping” organizations all in one place. The website plans to add to the list soon.
Visitors to the page are asked to learn about organizations like ‘Wounded Soldier’s Wish,’ ‘iPads For Soldiers,’ and ‘Veteran Fast Launch Initiative,’ the latter which assists veterans and active duty military who are starting their own business. Links to each of the organizations are included on the new page. Those interested in helping can visit the Military Support page to learn more.
iPhone App Introduced to Aid in Military Suicide Prevention
MilitaryFamily.com gathered a group of experts in emotional resiliency to develop a free app to address the increasing number of suicides among active duty military and veterans.
Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2011
Suicides of active service members as well as veterans are increasing at an alarming rate, many due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A recent study indicates that, on average, a U.S. veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes. Armytimes.com reports that in fiscal 2009, 1,868 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan succumbed to suicide. In addition, hundreds of active service members take their lives each year.
In response to this heartbreaking trend, MilitaryFamily.com has developed a free suicide prevention app for the iPhone, called Operation Reach Out, developed for people who may be thinking about suicide, as well as family and friends concerned about someone else. The app is currently offered free on the iTunes store and an Android version will be available in the next few weeks.
Designed by experts in emotional resiliency., the app has five features:
- A Help Center where a single touch of the phone will call a friend, family member, or helping professional (including the National Suicide Hotline).
- Video vignettes designed to help people who are depressed see that their problems are solvable and their feelings of desperation will pass.
- Video vignettes for people concerned about someone who they believe is suicidal; telling them what they should and should not say.
- Suggestions of activities that will help people reach out to someone else rather than suffer alone.
- Internet resources including real stories from people who once thought about suicide, but went on to get help.
Help is just a touch away on their smartphone. – Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., creator of the new military suicide prevention app.
The primary author of the app is psychologist Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., a well-known author and internationally respected expert on emotional resiliency. When asked how the app works, Dr. Shapiro explains: “The app is designed to help people who are feeling desperate and alone connect with others. Having powerful resources in your pocket or purse is the surest way to help get help when they need it most. The most important thing the app can do is to redirect a suicidal person’s downward spiral of hopelessness and isolation. Help is available from many places, and we need to find it as quickly and easily as possible.”
Dr. Shapiro and MilitaryFamily.com President Jonathon Werz are available for phone and in-person interviews. The app can be found on http://www.MilitaryFamily.com, or through the iTunes store. Hi-resolution photos are available for print.
MilitaryFamily.com Announces 2011 Holiday Giveaway Contest – Military Members & Families Can Win a Free Flat-Panel HD TV
Active duty U.S. military, veterans, reservists, military family members and others who sign up for a Free MilitaryFamily.com account will have a chance to win a free Samsung HDTV.
Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
MilitaryFamily.com’s 2011 Holiday Giveaway Contest runs throughout December 2011. The winner of the contest will receive a Free Samsung Flat-Panel TV from Military Family.
For a chance to win, entrants, which include active duty U.S. military, veterans, reservists and military family members, need only sign up for a free account on MilitaryFamily.com to be enrolled in the Holiday Giveaway.
On January 1, 2012, a name will be drawn from all entries received between December 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The winner of the drawing will immediately be shipped a free Samsung – 32″ LCD HDTV. There are no catches… contestants simply need to sign up for free on MilitaryFamily.com.
Visit MilitaryFamily.com for details.
MilitaryFamily.com is a non-profit community Web site providing support and guidance for military members and their families. The site is sponsored by Military Community Awareness, a provider of innovative products for family support and service centers, family advocacy programs & more to assist the military community.
MilitaryFamily.com Launches to Address Emotional Health & Wellness of Military Members and Their Families
MCA announces a military community offering a blend of daily articles, free apps & worksheet downloads, military forums, videos, news and more.
Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
Within the military community there is a genuine need for a single resource that addresses issues that affect both military members and their families. In response, MCA has developed a unique, new type of military family website: MilitaryFamily.com.
To begin the process, MCA assembled a prominent advisory board of military family experts and mental health professionals. The board assisted MCA with the initial planning of the site, and will continue to provide guidance as MilitaryFamily.com grows.
The new military community offers a blend of articles by renowned military writers on: Deployment; Parenting in the Military; Education and Careers; PTSD and Suicide Prevention; Health & Wellness; Finance; Veterans Issues and more. The site offers:
- Daily Articles by Established Military Writers
- Free Worksheet Downloads for Both Adults & Kids
- Free Apps Including a New Military Suicide Prevention App
- Community Forums Discussing Deployment, Careers, Veterans & More
- Videos Related to Military Family Issues
- Timely News & Discussion Related to Military Life
It is the goal of MilitaryFamily.com to support the military community for years to come.
MilitaryFamily.com is a Non-Profit community Web site providing support and guidance for military members and their families. The site is sponsored by Military Community Awareness, a provider of innovative products for family support and service centers, family advocacy programs & more to assist the military community.