Supporting Alaska’s veterans | Alaska Insight

Helping veterans and active duty military members cope with service-related trauma to lead healthy, happy lives, takes normalizing the need for mental health care and connecting with people who know the struggle.

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Luke Bushatz, Vice President of Operations for veteran-run nonprofit Remedy Alpine, and Rebeca Peleaz, Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator for the Alaska VA Healthcare System about the services available to Alaska’s veterans.

Coaching into care hotline: 888-823-7458
Suicide and Crisis Help Line: 988, veterans press 1
Remedy Alpine
What does the COMPACT Act mean for veterans?
The 98 Fund

Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. She creates original video content for the station's TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where she traveled around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, Australia, and the Southern United States reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, yoga, and traveling.

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