Assist us with aggregating U.S. Military Veteran and Advocate Perspectives
- Validate others
- Empathize not sympathize
- Put aside your viewpoint
- Give value to the other’s views
- Check your attitude
- Actively listen
- Get to know what the other does
- Help others feel heard
- Be authentic
- Develop rapport
- Be seen & heard
Veterans Need to Feel Heard
We want that – at key moments – our sufferings should be understood, our anxieties noticed and our sadness lent legitimacy. We don’t want others necessarily to agree with all our feelings, but what we crave is that they at least validate them.
Shaping A Place For Veterans & Advocates
- Safe Space
- Problem Solving
Connecting - Rapport - Courage - Empathy - Validation
Brene Brown on Empathy
What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr. Brene Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
The Power of Vulnerability
Dr. Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, and love. She shares at a TED Talk her deep insight from her research.
Contribute to the Veteran Perspective
This platform is available to help you contribute in someway by elevating your voice on the internet. We accept factual and original content from those interested in bringing more awareness to the issues affecting Veterans. We realize not everyone has the means or skills necessary to get their voices heard, but that doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t matter. We will help you write your story and credit your work with your name. If you want to submit content and/or information anonymously we are willing to work out the details with you. We understand many Veterans are afraid to criticize the VA for fear of retaliation. However, if Veterans continue to remain in the shadows the VA will never become the institution it was intended. Veterans and their families must become their own lobbyists. When Veterans unite we win, but divided we fall. There is a reason about 22 Veterans commit suicide everyday. Many others die before they ever receive the help and benefits they earned. Please visit our contact page for more information on how to contact us.