Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Long Island Community Foundation Supports Treatment for Military Veterans and Their Families
Given the stressful nature of the military and the traumatizing experiences of war, many veterans experience psychological distress that is complicated by substance use. Many of these veterans are experiencing serious mental health concerns including substance use disorders (SUD) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, depression and serious psychological distress (SPD).
Due to the challenge of engaging veterans, LICADD will work to increase awareness of the M-FIT program to reach more veterans and their family members, expand partnerships and work towards removing the stigma associated with mental health needs in the military. Of the more than 700,000 veterans nationally, Long Island is the home to approximately 175,000. M-FIT is designed to build resiliency among returning service members and their families and to help veterans cope with the stress and trauma of their service to our country for reintegration into their community and family life....