Local veterans services offering mental health courses

Local veterans services offering mental health courses


Services hopes a different sort of ‘first aid’ class will help them as they help others who’ve served their country. It’s called “Mental Health First Aid” and was given at Oakhill Renaissance Place. Those taking the class included veterans commission workers — as well as first responders and even some from the local court system who handle veterans in trouble with the law. Organizers say military deployment and combat can lead to mental health problems later in life — the key is noticing the signs. [B6]20190619 VETS HEALTH-SV SUSAN KRAWCHYK: ITS HARD TO TALK TO SOMEBODY ELSE WHO HASN’T BEEN THERE..SO THE VETERANS THAT COME IN OUR OFFICE..THEY WOULD RATHER TALK TO ANOTHER COMBAT VETERAN…’YOU’VE BEEN THERE..YOU’VE BEEN IN MY BOOTS..SO YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH’.. Organizers hope to offer future classes like this on a quarterly basis…

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