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We Believe You and We Believe In YouApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Our message for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this year focuses on our support for MST survivors and our confidence in their strength, resilience, and ability to continue healing: "We believe you and we believe in you."
Veteran Receives Medical Advice on the Go With VA ChatVeteran Receives Medical Advice on the Go
Veteran Josef Mendez Lopez needed a way to fit VA care into his busy schedule, so he turned to the VA Health Chat app to connect with VA staff quickly. Read his story and learn more about the app.
Veteran Dalia CoxBay Pines VA Veteran Finds Healing Through Crafts
Creative Arts Therapy proves to be valuable in treating PTSD, addiction and depression. One Bay Pines VA Veteran shares her success story of how she gained focus and healing through her VA's crafting program.
VA Health Chat IconVA Health Chat App Available to Veterans March 11
Starting March 11, Veterans can use the VA Health Chat app to get virtual urgent care from the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center. The app is available for Android and IOS devices.
Staff from across the healthcare system donate frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items.Staff Feed Hundreds of Veterans and their Families
Staff at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System are showing Veterans their gratitude this holiday season in a meaningful way. Nearly 650 Veterans and their families have received holiday dinner boxes for Thanksgiving.
Erin Todd, Music Therapist at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System facilitates tone chime music therapy with group members (left to right) Luther Harrison, Rebecca Heissler, and Barbara Wood.Local Veterans Look Forward to National Festival
9 Veterans from the BPVAHCS were invited to attend the NVCAF and 6 will travel to Kalamazoo, Mi. to showcase their talents by participating in grand stage show performances, creative writing and visual art exhibitions.
Suicide Prevention Team MembersBPVAHCS Expands Suicide Prevention Team
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's (BPVAHCS) Suicide Prevention Team (SPT) has recently expanded from four to 10 members. The team is focused on enhancing suicide prevention services for Veterans at risk.
Coast Guard Veteran Stewart Taylor sits with Dr. Matthew Knisley, PRRC program psychiatrist to discuss his paintings.Innovative Program Makes Big Impact
Mental illness can ruin a person’s life, but the PRRC program at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is making a big difference for some of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) most difficult-to-treat patients.
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Serena Tita sits with Linda Stanley, Registered Nurse, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System for a Video on Demand session.Increasing Real Time Access to Care for Veterans
Volunteers are leading the way in increasing real time access to care for Veterans at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System through a project developed to assist with promoting Video on Demand.
HurricaneBe Informed. Make a Plan. Be Ready.
In a matter of minutes, the powerful winds produced by a hurricane or tropical storm can rip roofs off buildings, topple trees, cause massive flooding, and even cause death. You can take steps to ensure safety.

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