veterans PTSD

Politics & Government
8:26 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Ala Promoting Ministry to Veterans

A conference scheduled for August 1, 2013 in Auburn aims to help faith leaders reach out to military veterans.

The state of Alabama is promoting the idea of using faith-based ministries to help military veterans.

   The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service is joining other groups in sponsoring a seminar to help pastors, clergy and other faith leaders reach out to veterans.

   Alabama has more than 400,000 veterans, and at least 4,000 of them are affected by post-traumatic stress syndrome. As many as 5 percent of them are believed to be contemplating suicide.

Veterans PTSD
6:45 am
Mon April 1, 2013

VA Helping Ala Clergy Learn About PTSD

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tuscaloosa is hosting a free seminar to educate Alabama clergy about veterans and PTSD.
va.gov US. Department of Veterans Affairs

The federal government is helping Alabama pastors learn how to assist veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center is Tuscaloosa is offering a seminar this week to educate pastors, priests and other church leaders about PTSD and depression.


VA chaplain John Bailey says research shows that almost half of veterans will turn to a member of the clergy first before they seek out a mental health provider.

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