Christine Hassing Published ‘Jennifer and Onyx’ | Our Story of Triumph & Hope After Military Sexual Trauma (February 17, 2019)

“Sometimes God will put the Goliath in your life to find the David within you” – Unknown “I, Jennifer, entered this life vowing to fulfill two things; that I would serve and that I would lead. Like the missions I promised to give me all to, to the death if need be, my soul also … More Christine Hassing Published ‘Jennifer and Onyx’ | Our Story of Triumph & Hope After Military Sexual Trauma (February 17, 2019)

VA Maine Healthcare System ROI Office Takes a Step Back in Time and Rural Vets Take the Hit

My HealtheVet was created to help address some of the communication issues veterans had with medical providers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a wonderful program. We love it. When it was first created, we were finally able to easily have conversations with our medical providers and get medical clearance forms signed by … More VA Maine Healthcare System ROI Office Takes a Step Back in Time and Rural Vets Take the Hit

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I Pledge to Change Perceptions and Stop the Stigma

It’s mental health awareness month and as a result, we should share our stories and own our stuff. According to the State of Maine, I have a ‘mental disorder’ and by law must have a psychiatrist sign off that I am taking medications and seeking treatment regularly in order to keep my driver’s license. At … More May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I Pledge to Change Perceptions and Stop the Stigma

VA New England Summer Sports Clinic 2016, Providence, Rhode Island

This past week my husband (also a veteran) and I attended the VA New England Summer Sports Clinic hosted by the VA Boston Healthcare System. The event was held in Providence, Rhode Island. Although we were not sure what to expect, we were willing to give it a try because the event featured sporting activities. … More VA New England Summer Sports Clinic 2016, Providence, Rhode Island

My First Teal Ribbon 5K for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

My husband and I participated in our second 5K this spring. The first one we did was last fall for the Dempsey Center who raises awareness and funds for those who have cancer, a deadly disease most of us have come in contact with at some point in our lives. I chose to do the Dempsey … More My First Teal Ribbon 5K for Sexual Assault Awareness Month