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March 20, 2015, WBIR Host John Becker, Sharon Boudreaux, Freddie Owens and Ed Junod discuss the types of care available for veterans experiencing mental health problems.
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Grace Lutheran Church Mental Health Ministry
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church,
131 W. Gettysburg Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Event Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
WHEN SOLDIERS COME HOME: VETERANS AND MENTAL HEALTH
Combat veterans can face a number of mental health-related issues upon coming home. Problems such as post- traumatic stress, depression and anxiety can be debilitating and impact both veterans and their families. These can surface immediately upon a veteran’s return or even decades later.
On Saturday, March 21, Vietnam Veterans Ed Junod and Freddie Owen of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council, will discuss services available to veterans such as peer support, court treatment program assistance, recovery groups and more. The council’s program to aid churches in becoming “veteran friendly” congregations also will be highlighted.
The presentation, hosted by the Mental Health Ministry of Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall, 131 W. Gettysburg Avenue. Childcare will be available.