Mental Disorder Symptoms Explained

When we think of mental health disorders, most of us are familiar with descriptions or diagnoses like anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. But some of the terms used by professionals to describe mental health disorder symptoms are unfamiliar or a bit confusing. In this post, we will discuss some of the more commonly used, but least understood, terms your physician or …

Employee Spotlight: Luis Salazar

Luis Salazar luis@bevetstrong.com / 1-808-861-6077 *Visit Luis’s Booking Page Here* Service rank and title -United States Army, Staff Sergeant E-6, Infantry What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -The drive to help others has always been something I loved to do. Atlas Benefit Consulting gives me a chance and an outlet to help the masses and change …

Employee Spotlight: Treva Thomas

Treva Thomas treva@bevetstrong.com / 1-843-367-1731 *Visit Treva’s Booking Page Here* What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -I love helping our veterans.  I love speaking with veterans and listening to their stories.  My level of job satisfaction- knowing that I’m helping veterans navigate a process that previously seemed overwhelming – is beyond measure. What strengths do you …

Presumptive Service Connections-Asthma, Rhinitis & Sinusitis

Hundreds of thousands of veterans are suffering from conditions that are likely connected to being exposed to poor air quality from burn pits during their time in service. Waiting for studies and data to “prove” this, so that the VA will more readily recognize these conditions and provide benefits, has been slow-going and disheartening, causing veterans and their advocates years …

Ulcerative Colitis Ratings

What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease in which inflammation and ulcers occur in your large intestine (colon) and rectum. It is most commonly thought to be caused from an overactive immune response. Normally, a viral or bacterial threat in your colon would trigger your immune system to cause temporary inflammation and send white …

Finding Your Service Treatment Records

Service treatment records are the medical records from your time in service. When filing a disability claim, you can either submit your service treatment records OR request that the VA access them. It is important for you to have a copy of them to ensure their accuracy, and for your own use. They include all health information and appointments from …

Transition Assistance Needs- Career Support

The transition from active military to veteran status is a complicated and stressful one. The stress during this process is mostly caused from the overabundance of uncertainty. Military life is absolutely hard and stressful, but it becomes “predictably hard” for those serving over time. The danger, stress, and struggles don’t get easier, but those serving adapt and expect it to …

Treatment Options for Depression

Last week’s post touched on the commonality, symptoms, and different types of depression. Did you miss it? Get up to speed here. Another step to understanding depression is to break down some of the options for getting help and treating it. If you feel you may be struggling with depression, please do not stay silent. Reach out and get help …

Struggling with Depression?

Depression and anxiety are considered the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Today’s blog focus will be on depression. (Click here to read our post on anxiety.) It’s estimated that around 300 million people globally are suffering from depression. This number is likely higher than the estimation, as many people do not seek medical help or reach …

Gulf War Illness

Although the Gulf War may seem relatively short-lived in comparison to other wars, the medical ramifications for many veterans who served during that time period has had an extremely long lasting impact. The first Persian Gulf War was fought heavily in Iraq and Kuwait from January to February 1991.  What Happened, Medically Speaking? A large percentage of veterans who were …