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“Local soldiers deploy to Kuwait on mental health mission”

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This August 2, 2014 WTHR.com article, from Indianapolis, talks about the 55th Medical Detachment Combat Operational Stress Control.  Their purpose is to help soldiers manage stress in combat zones, while not only looking out for other soldiers, but also looking out for each other.

Therapy dog

Therapy dog (Photo credit: The U.S. Army)

“Readers’ quilts will aid Amish”

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Downtown Goshen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This July 14, 2013 article on the Lancaster Online website talks about Author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s efforts to help real Amish people by making a quilt made from squares donated by readers and auctioning it off.  The proceeds from the quilt will go to help Oaklawn, near Goshen, Indiana.  The facility offers both short and long-term adult mental health services to Amish people across the country.  They also have a facility for treating youths.  The facility is unique in that it is centered around showing respect for the Amish way of life while at the same time offering mental health care.

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