November 8, 2013

More than 28,000 Maryland veterans have returned home from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the road home from war can include challenges unique to their military service, including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The Maryland Veterans Resilience Initiative (MaVRI), a project led by the School of Public Health in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is making sure that those who have served our country can receive the support they need and deserve. The MaVRI project is training mental health professionals throughout Maryland to better understand military culture and to appropriately treat the health care needs of veterans and their family members. It is also establishing peer support networks on Maryland's college campuses to help insure veteran student success.

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