Join us this Thursday, August 19th at 8pm ET for a very special event as we bring together national mental health experts for Afghanistan: How Do We Talk About It?
Over the last week, countless veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors have been struggling with the events, images, and ramifications of our nation ending the longest period of war in our nation's history.
During this interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from experts in real time. You can also submit a question for our panel during the registration process.
During this session we’ll discuss:
• How to explain how you are feeling to friends and families who don't understand and may not be impacted by the news.
• How to support veterans during this difficult time and reinforce that their service MATTERS.
• How to talk with your children and/or adolescents who may not understand what they’re seeing or hearing.
• What resources are available to support you and your family during this time.
• Ways we can educate civilian medical providers both within and outside of VAMC’s so they can better understand how this is impacting Veterans in real time.
Expert Speakers Include: Sonya Norman, PhD, Director, PTSD Consultation Program, National Center for PTSD; Rebecca Mullaney, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor; Caitlin Thompson, PhD, Vice President Community Partnerships, Cohen Veterans Network; Amit Sood, MD, Executive Director, Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing; and Steve Schwab, CEO, Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
We know this is tough to talk about, and we know you need some help. We're struggling to find the right words too. So, let's come together and learn from one another and the experts. Sign up today to reserve your spot!
As a reminder, if you or a loved one are in crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line right away. Call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1 if you're a veteran) or text 838255.