SAN FRANCISCO - Each week we examine stories that affect people who live and work in the Bay Area.
This episode of "Beyond the Headlines" talks about Veterans in the Bay Area and how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps veterans as they transition after service. We also discuss local organizations that are focused on helping veterans achieve success.
Since the year 2000, over 2.8 million of the nation's 18.9 million veterans have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That's about 16% of our country's veteran population. In 2014, about 9.1 million veters were enrolled in VA-provided healthcare.
Our guests talk about the transition back to civilian life, post-traumatic stress disorder, veterans homelessness, and valuable resources available to help veterans face their struggles.
United States Navy Veteran
University of San Francisco Graduate
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Director of Family Therapy Program, San Francisco Veterans Administration
Co-Author, Courage After Fire
Chief Operating Officer, Swords to Plowshares
Brandina M. Jersky, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, VA Medical Center
Student Veterans Health Program, various Bay Area colleges
Free Information for Veterans
Call: 311VET (311838)
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Administration Information
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Click here to find a vet center near you!
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