The transition from military service to military veteran can be difficult to navigate. Social isolation and a loss of community are common experiences among veterans who may also struggle with finding a renewed sense of purpose.
Veteran populations are commonly impacted by depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, leading to a growing demand for mental health services. According to a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, there was a 90% increase in the number of veterans seeking mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2006-2019.
That’s why Dallas College is committed to supporting its veteran students through our annual Veterans Mental Health Summit, designed to help veterans connect to each other, to the community and to mental health resources.
The fifth annual Veterans Mental Health Summit will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, hosted by Dallas College Military Connected Services (MCS), Dallas College Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), VA North Texas Health System and local veteran service organizations.
With the theme of “Stronger Together: Building Community Connections for Thriving After Military Service,” the event will center on getting and staying connected within the veteran community after military service and finding connection with others. Veterans are invited to learn about the organizations, resources and activities whose aim is to build community and sense of belonging.
Presentations and discussions groups will cover topics like:
- Positive psychology
- Building connections and community
- Thriving in life after the military
Veterans, mental health practitioners, students, employees and veteran supporters are encouraged to attend this free event. Virtual streaming options will also be available.
Veterans Mental Health Summit
Thursday, Sept. 28
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brookhaven Campus – H125