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Well Being

Not since the war in Vietnam have our colleges and universities seen such an influx of student/veterans arriving on our campuses after having spent significant time under combat conditions. It has been well documented that such experiences have a lasting affect on those who have served as well as their families.

Humboldt State University Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services have focused their efforts on the transition process. Whether you are transitioning from the military or civilian life everyone has their own timing and tools to cope with major life changes. This page is devoted to education on the different mental health diagnosis that veterans are experiencing and how that translates to civilian life and ultimately student life. Resources in the community and outside of the community, including the Department of Veterans Affairs can be found here.

If you're on this page, then you have taken the first step in taking control of your life and educating yourself and your family on the many tools that are available to assist you with transition.

It's important that you know your rights. Check out this publication by the Department of Justice about the American Disabilities Act.

Redwoods Vet Center

Deborah Reeves is a counselor at the Redwoods Vet Center and spends 4 hours a week at the VETS office to serve our veterans. Please call 707-444-8271 to schedule an appt with Deborah.

Veterans Mind and Body

The classes taught here are based on Yang style Tai Chi Chuan and Southern styles of Kung Fu. This is a combination of internal and external martial arts training.  Both focus primarily on balance, posture, and coordination, while placing an emphasis on reflexive, spontaneous action in a self-defense situation. Come and work-out and hang-out with military veterans like yourself. There are no belts, costumes, or tournaments in this system. Any prior training is easily integrated into the basic form.No previous experience or training is necessary. There is no uniform required.  Wear sweat pants and a t-shirt with clean socks.  Work-out shoes and t-shirt can be ordered upon request.  

Humboldt Veterans Acupuncture Project (HVAP)

in association with Veterans For Peace. Each 1st Thursday of the month at 6PM. 550 Union St., Arcata, in the Common Room. Acupuncture takes place at 6PM, prior to the Veterans For Peace monthly meeting at 7PM.

All Veterans and family are invited for acupuncture, and all are welcome to stay for Veterans For Peace meeting, if you like. Acupuncture has been found to be effective in relieving symptoms of PTSD. Veterans are seated in chairs, and very small, sterile acupuncture needles are placed in each ear. The treatment is non-verbal, and takes approximately 30 minutes. Treatment is free, though donations are accepted. Please call 268-8007 with questions.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them. It provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitaton and community reintegration.