Veterans Affairs

Issues & Answers

Issue #2 – Veterans Affairs

Army National Guard Specialist Chuck Ross

The Veteran’s Administration employs more than 4,400 MSWs to assist veterans and their families with individual and family counseling, patient education, end of life planning, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, and other services.

Please click here to read the article  Leaving the War Half a World Away which is the story of Army National Guard Specialist Chuch Ross pictured above.  When Mr. Ross returned home from the Iraq war  experiencing symptoms of  post traumatic stress disorder, he turned to social worker Dr. Rick Selig for help.

Below are links to additional  articles about veterans affairs and social work.

The Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (MHAP) is a voluntary, anonymous mental health and alcohol service members affected by deployment or mobiliation. Please click here to learn more.

Social Networking Site for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
http://communityofveterans.org/

The organization Give An Hour finds psychotherapists who  volunteer  their time to help veterans and     their families.   Please click here to learn more   about them.