To all Membership,
Our Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL breakout meetings are at 5:00pm before we have our Legion Family meeting at 6:00pm. Please contact your group leader for more information.
Covid remains with us, please take cautions where needed - keep and exercise your personal freedoms. Make time for family and friends.
As always thank you for you continued support of our Post.
For God and Country
Each year the month of June is National PTSD Awareness Month.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car wreck, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after these type event (https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/ptsd_basics.asp). Reactions to such trauma are normal and healthy, they can and will last for an adjustment period.
Usually the aforementioned reactions begin within a month of the event and last up to a month or so – this normal reaction is appropriately called Acute Stress Reaction or Disorder. However, if symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments; the PTSD: National Center for PTSD is the world’s leading research and educational center on PTSD and traumatic stress. Their links:
Obviously, the National Center for PTSD is the foremost site for knowledge and treatment referral for Veterans.
Brief story: I broke both of my heels, injured both elbows and shoulders, severely strained my sternum and rib cage, injured some internal organs blah blah. Point is I was medevac’d, hospitalized and treated. I did not have time to set up an appointment with the VA for treatment.
If you’re in a crisis you should seek immediate help – go to an Emergency Room, call a Clergy, trusted friend or a family member or at a minimum count to 10 repeatedly until you calm down and realize your purpose in life is greater than committing self-harm!
The American Addiction Centers (AAC) could be a viable option for you. The ACC is an established national organization that is dedicated to helping Veterans, non-Veterans and people of all walks of life with their mental health and substance abuse problems. An ACC affiliate is Mississippi’s own Oxford Treatment Center, home based in Etta, MS.
Both the AAC and Oxford Treatment Center offer free online resources. However, their treatment plans and counseling are fee based – meaning you have to pay for them. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private and government-funded healthcare plans to provide coverage for substance abuse and other mental health problems. Be aware, what’s covered by each plan varies greatly. Purview the below links as reading resources only and as always conduct your own due diligence before entering into any for fee service agreement.
Oxford Treatment Center hosts free virtual support and online addiction meetings [oxfordtreatment.com] that many active duty members and veterans use to help support their recovery.
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503 Waveland Avenue, Waveland, Mississippi 39576, United States
BINGO Hours: Friday & Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kitchen Hours: Friday & Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Click for application: Application forthcoming
November 6, 2021
8am to until
American Legion Post 77, 503 Waveland Ave, Waveland MS
29 indoor 10 x 10 spaces available
Cost $20 per space - no refunds
Cost includes: 1 - 8 foot table w/2 chairs
Extra tables w/2 chairs available for cost
*Bingo every Friday and Sunday Nights*.
Doors open 5pm, Early Birds 6:30, Warm-ups 7:00, Regular Games 7:30.
Legion Post 77 policy prohibits any form of outside food or beverage - regardless of reason.
Families are welcome; however, all in attendance must buy game pack.