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Returning War Veterans: Challenges in Continuing Mental Health Care After Military and Civilian Trauma
Date:5/26/2009

Forum to Examine Solutions

Presented by Erich Lindemann Community Mental Health Education Center Initiative of The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

BOSTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The mental health system in the U.S. needs to anticipate the needs of 1.5 million soldiers and marines and their families who have experienced the trauma of war. Estimates are as high as 33% that these troops are likely to have significant issues of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, and 20% will return with traumatic brain injuries. Our collective responsibility extends also to their partners and children who have been indirect 'veterans' of these wars," states Dr. Nicholas A. Covino, President of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

To address these issues, mental health professionals and those responsible for care of returning veterans will offer their extensive expertise at a free public forum.

  • WHAT: Returning War Veterans: Challenges in Continuing Mental Health After Military and Civilian Trauma
  • WHEN: Friday, June 5, 2009, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • WHERE: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), 221 Rivermoor Street, West Roxbury, MA

Speaker Tom Kelly, Secretary, Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, will discuss how his department is attempting to meet the needs of returning veterans.

A recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor who completed 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy in rank of Captain, Secretary Kelly is responsible for providing quality support services to more than 400,000 veterans in Massachusetts and their families. His functions include: ensuring quality of services and accountability in the performance of veteran homeless shelters as well as outreach programs fo
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