learning libraryBoots On the Ground: Community-Driven Mental Health Care for Military Families

Boots On the Ground: Community-Driven Mental Health Care for Military Families

2021 Engage & Excel

Session Details

  • Date: October 1, 2021
  • Moderator: Amanda Mathias, PhD
  • Speakers: Kristen Daugherty, LISW, LCSW, MBA Tracy Neal-Walden, PhD and Sasha Rasco, MPAff

In 2018, more than 500 Texas veterans died from suicide. While about half of all veterans underutilize VA services, the remainder seek care through community health systems. Additionally, veteran family members are increasingly in need of mental health care due to the impacts of military deployment. We’re long overdue for a shift in the response to the mental health needs of veterans and their families, and this session will offer provide ideas on how we can get there. Session attendees will come away with practical knowledge about better integrating military family care into community health systems.