UGA program helps veterans find community, mental health treatment

Monday, November 07, 2022
ACE Higher Education & National Affairs

Veterans are particularly at risk for mental health issues, experiencing depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dying by suicide at significantly higher rates than the general population. They are also vulnerable to social disconnection, due to both difficulty reacclimating to civilian life and widespread perceptions among civilians that veterans have little in common with them. This isolation makes reaching and helping them challenging. The University of Georgia is addressing both social disconnection and mental health among veterans, whether they have ties to the university or not. Brian Bauer, a psychology professor and researcher at the university, has created a platform called the Continued Service Network, or CSN, that helps veterans develop personalized support networks and coping strategies.

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