32 episodes

Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all backgrounds and eras of military service. It is our hope that this series will inspire and educate veterans to use the resources and programs they have earned while spotlighting their spirit and courage throughout our community. It is up to all of us to look out for our veterans. Hosted by Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications of the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sponsored by American United Federal Credit Union, continuously striving to be the difference that makes a difference in the lives of our veterans. Visit Amucu.org/valor to learn more.

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all backgrounds and eras of military service. It is our hope that this series will inspire and educate veterans to use the resources and programs they have earned while spotlighting their spirit and courage throughout our community. It is up to all of us to look out for our veterans. Hosted by Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications of the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sponsored by American United Federal Credit Union, continuously striving to be the difference that makes a difference in the lives of our veterans. Visit Amucu.org/valor to learn more.

    VA Video Connect

    VA Video Connect

    The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to make sure you stay connected during these challenging times. VA Video Connect allows you to talk to your provider from the comfort of your couch.  It’s convenient and easy and all your fellow Veterans are doing it. Have a listen.

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    • 18 min
    Suicide Prevention

    Suicide Prevention

    Every day, 17 Veterans die by suicide.  That’s 6,205 service members a year.  

    Casualties of a private war, many of these men and women survive the horrors of the battlefield only to struggle with a hidden enemy within. But, as one Veteran reminds us…. there is always hope.  We will hear her story and talk with Dr. Michael Tragakis, a psychologist, and Suicide Prevention Clinical Director with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System on the warning signs and treatments of suicide.

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    • 25 min
    Driving Out the Darkness

    Driving Out the Darkness

    Every day, 20 Veterans die by suicide.

    That’s 7,300 service members a year – more than were killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Combined.

    Casualties of a private war, many of these men and women survived the horrors of the battlefield only to succumb to the hidden enemy locked within their minds.

    On this episode of the Upholding Valor podcast, we’ll journey into the world of darkness that drove Iraq War Veteran Tammy Joy Lane and Vietnam Era Veteran Alan Morris to try and take their own lives. And we’ll hear of how they survived the ordeal and learned that even amongst the bleakest times, there’s always a glimmer of hope.

    We’ll also hear from Dr. Michael Tragakis, a psychologist, and Suicide Prevention Clinical Director with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System on the warning signs and treatments of suicide.

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    • 23 min
    Continuing Conversation on the Call for Change

    Continuing Conversation on the Call for Change

    VA’s LGBT program is robust in it’s outreach and impact on Veterans.  We are honored to give you a perspective you don’t often hear at a time in our history when many would argue we need a lot more listening.

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    • 22 min
    Diversity - Cynthia and Michelle

    Diversity - Cynthia and Michelle

    VA sees all color, race and sexual orientation.  We stand together during these challenging times to serve those all who have served. We are a stronger VA together.  Please talk to your provider about resources available to you, and remember, we encourage virtual healthcare appointments at this time. Thank you for your service!

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    • 24 min
    Diversity

    Diversity

    VA serves all Veterans no matter their age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We know embracing diversity makes us a better healthcare organization.

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    • 22 min

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veterans need our help

this is a great podcast. our veterans need resources like this. they'd made incredible sacrifices for us and need our our help and support. this podcast tackles the issues veterans face everyday and tells their stories. very well done!

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