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“Nature Activities Improve Veterans’ Mental Health By Recreating Positive Aspects of Military Service”

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This July 26, 2013 article found on the Medical Daily website talks about programs offered by the Sierra Club to help Veterans with PTSD.  The programs include group activities such as camping, kayaking, hiking, and fishing, and the idea of the programs is to help Veterans reconnect with the good things that nature has to offer to enable them to in a sense swap negative outdoor memories for positive ones.  The focus is on the activity not the problems.

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Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), American geologist...

Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), American geologist and co-founder of the Sierra Club. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

of not being fully awake and trying to blog)

“Erie Runner Going the Distance for NAMI”

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This July 25, 2013 article on the WICU – WSEE Channel 12 news website out of Erie, PA, talks about Tom Jennings fundraising efforts combining his passion for running with his wish to help those with mental illnesses and their families. There is a link at the end of the article where people who would like to give to this cause can do so.

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