SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: On the Homefront: Connecting Military, Vets and Their Families with Mental Health Care.

7/22/2015

Every day 22 American Veterans die by suicide. Veterans in this country are disproportionately affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Nearly 1/3 of military personnel and Veterans experience symptoms of mental health conditions, yet do not seek treatment. Military and Veteran families also display high rates of stress and mental health symptoms, related to multiple deployments, anxiety and changes they see in their service member or Veteran.

This webinar:

  • Explores ways the mental health field can effectively reach out to military personnel, Veterans and their families
  • Provides insight into military culture
  • Walks you through NAMI’s new program NAMI Homefront, a 6-session educational program offered for free to families, caregivers and friends of military service members and Veterans experiencing symptoms of mental health conditions

Watch the webinar.

Speakers

Ingrid Herrera-Yee, PHD. Dr. Herrera-Yee is a proud Army National Guard spouse. In 2014, she was named Armed Forces Insurance National Guard Spouse of the Year. Dr. Herrera-Yee has worked in the field of psychology for over a decade as a clinician, advocate, educator, and speaker. Currently, Dr. Herrera-Yee is the Manager of Military and Veteran’s Policy at NAMI. She is also the founder of Military Spouse Behavioral Health Clinicians (MSBHC) a program that connects military spouse behavioral health clinicians with information, resources, and tools to support the mental health needs of our military, Veterans and their families

Suzanne Robinson, MSW. Suzanne Robinson has worked for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) since August of 2013 as the Senior Education Program Manager responsible for oversight, growth, development and enhancement of the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program and NAMI Homefront Program across the United States. Prior to coming to NAMI, Suzanne served as Director of Programs for NAMI Ohio for fourteen years. Suzanne has several family members living with mental illness and she is passionate about her work with NAMI.

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