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October 9, 2009

Indiana Mental Health Centers start Operation Forgotten Warrior

This is an initiative that I wish other States would adopt/follow:

“Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers will conduct trainings over the next three months to help their professionals better counsel veterans.”

Full Article at: New initiative aimed to help war vets

Published : Thursday, 08 Oct 2009

* Deanna Dewberry
* Edited by Hyacinth Williams

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana mental health professionals have launched an initiative to help Hoosier war veterans deal with trauma following combat. They’re calling it “Operation: Forgotten Warrior.”

Mental health professionals said the Veterans Administration simply is not able to meet the mental health needs of all the state’s veterans. Some vets live too far away. Others fear military superiors will find out about their psychological concerns. So the community of mental health facilities is trying to help.

Mental health leaders said the events of Tuesday, September 29, 2009 point to the need for veterans to get the help they need during the transition to civilian life. Iraq war veteran Jason Carrera, 26, had barricaded himself inside his apartment north of downtown – armed with a high powered rifle.

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