Tab Bamford, November 11, 2013

We started Veterans Day weekend with a BTN LiveB1G story about the ground-breaking work being done at Michigan State to help veterans and their families deal with psychological and emotional issues that arise when soldiers come home from war.

Today, Veterans Day, marks the start of Joining Forces Wellness Week and another Big Ten school is making an effort to support our country?s veterans.

Through the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Indiana University School of Medicine and more than 100 other medical schools have signed a pledge to train our nation?s physicians to meet the health care needs of the military and their families. By signing this pledge, they are also recognizing the sacrifice and commitment of our military service members, veterans and their families to our country.

These recent actions are not uncharacteristic of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Physicians and researchers at Indiana University have dedicated years to addressing some of the unique physical needs of veterans. In collaboration with the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, soldiers are receiving treatment to help ease the pain they live with on a daily basis.

If you?re working with veterans this week, we?d love to hear about your experience. Be sure to use #BTNLiveB1G on Twitter or visit our Facebook page to share your story with the LiveB1G community.

The official hashtag for Joining Forces Wellness Week is #JFWW.

To learn more about Joining Forces, check out their website.