WACO, Texas — Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. As America celebrates and honors those who have served in the military, it's important to also shine a light on the mental health conditions veterans may experience, especially during these stressful times.
Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver, the director of Baylor Scott & White's Warriors Research Institute in Waco, said she thinks veterans are struggling with the stress of COVID-19 and all of the political division in the world today.
"Veterans who fought for our country ... the united part of our country, to find so much hostility at home, I think is really a challenge," Dr. Gulliver said.
According to its website, the Warriors Research Institute "strives to improve the quality of care available to military veterans and emergency responders via a program of scientific inquiry." One way the institute does that is by providing free mental health care for veterans and their families via video conferencing.
If you are a veteran, family member of a veteran, firefighter, EMT or paramedic who is struggling with mental health issues, you can contact the Warriors Research Institute to inquire about its tele-mental health services.
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