Making the transition from military life to civilian life can sometimes be quite difficult for veterans and their family members regardless of when or where they served. For those that have been deployed to combat zones, the challenges and obstacles can seem even more daunting. Military life is vastly different than civilian life, and when a veteran takes off the uniform and attempts to move on with their life in the community, they sometimes find that others may not be able to relate to their experiences. Veterans may not feel as though others understand them. Family members may feel isolated and alone trying to help their veteran, because they do not understand what they are going through and have no one to turn to who can relate.
Regardless of when or where a veteran served, there are services available to them here locally. Veterans and family members within the community have been trained to work with other veterans and family members, because they understand the process and what they are going through. The issues each veteran faces varies, and they realize this and can find the best resources to help them meet their needs. Services provided include:
- ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
- Peer to peer support groups- topics include reintegration, anger management, PTSD, TBI, MST (Military Sexual Trauma), relationship problems, and much more
- One on one peer support
- Couples peer support
- Referrals to resources that help them meet their needs
- Education on veterans specific topics and benefits and community providers who assist veterans
Though the MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley provides funding to allow for a Veteran Volunteer Peer Coordinator to make these services available, the MHMR does not participate in or monitor the groups. The MHMR is dedicated to providing resources that help create services for veterans that will best serve their needs. For those veterans who require more in depth assistance, the MHMR may have services to assist you.
For more information contact Thomas Baca at firstname.lastname@example.org.