Mental Health First Aid for Veterans: Serving Those Who Have Served
Monday, February 9, 2015 | 1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm EST
Join the National Council for Behavioral Health for a Google Hangout on Monday, February 9 to learn more about how Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is working to support the men and women who have bravely served our country. Bryan Gibb, a national Mental Health First Aid instructor and director of public education at the National Council, and Ottamissiah Moore, a Mental Health First Aid for Veterans instructor and a member of the military community, will discuss what Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is and the many ways it can be used to make an impact on the veteran and military community.
Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – about 730,000 men and women – with many experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. Sadly, less than 50 percent of returning veterans in need receive any mental health treatment.
Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is a valuable resource that can make a difference in the lives of the more than 22 million veterans, their families, and the communities they live in.
To view the Google Hangout follow this link at 1:00 pm on Feb. 9 (the link will not be active until then).