Coaching a Loved One Into Care

At times, it can be difficult to talk to a Veteran about seeking help. Pride, the military culture, and the stigma around mental health can prevent Veterans from getting the assistance they need. This course equips caregivers with tools to identify potential struggles, and better understand problems with traditional approaches like ultimatums and forceful discussions. The techniques provided, including alternative goals to consider when talking to your Veteran, will breakdown barriers and enhance conversations about well-being. This course also includes concrete examples of what you can do.

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    DOROTHY T. GUTCH September 1, 2017 at 6:58 am


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    Deneen Davis December 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Great course

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    Abigail Hills January 12, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you, this gave me some tools to help speak to my veteran about his struggles in a more supportive way than I knew how to before.

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    Chona February 5, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    great course, only wished that I could have seen it months ago

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    Toni Woodman March 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Very informative! Thank You

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    Sharette Kitzhaber March 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you for the information in this course. Great advice.

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    Julia Courtney March 25, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Oh, interpreted the topic title as showing how the veteran (with Alzheimers or dementia) might be directed towards moving from home to a memory care group home or some type of facility for more professional care. 😉 Thanks!

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    Denise Vasquez April 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    A lot of great information, thank you.

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    Ingrid Lopez May 1, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for this important information!

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    Yesenia Lipps June 10, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    wow this is some great information thanks

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    Michelle August 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Great course!!

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    concerned September 4, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Wonderful advice!! Wish i had found this course 5 years ago!

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    Nicole Williams September 29, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Good information, thank you!!

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    Great course, good information.

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    ConcernedLovedOne55 December 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Good course. I seemed to have been doing this already and was able to get the veteran in for treatment only to have a sitter flag him as a “threat” so it defeated any help he tried to get in the beginning and just made things 100% worse. Now he “will not” seek help for any reason because he feels betrayed by the VA mental health community and is dead set about not going back to them for fear it will happen again. I have talked with an advocate and I will try once more. He is more withdrawn then ever before so this is huge dilemma. Suggestion: a course on coaching them back into help after their first experience was a horribly bad one?

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