Ohio’s “Families 4 Vets” campaign has launched! Families4Vets is a veteran’s suicide prevention initiative of Ohio’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Department of Veterans Affairs. The goal is to empower family members and close friends to “step up” for active-duty military personnel, returning veterans, Ohio National Guard members and other servicemen and women. We know that military families often struggle with issues related to deployments, service and the transition back to civilian life, such as re-integration challenges, PTSD, depression or withdrawal.
Close friends, parents/caregivers, grandparents, siblings, adult children or other relatives of veterans facing the challenges of re-integration after military service, have an important role to play. And we’re here to help!
Those who love and care about our service members and veterans can access the campaign Website and social media pages for know-how, answers, resources and support. They can also get linked up to local, state and federal resources, including crisis response, both for themselves and for the veterans in their lives. This campaign builds knowledge and skills, and connects people so that we can all help weave a strong “circle of care” around military personnel and their families. We hope to motivate friends and family members to take an active role and find helpful resources in their community to make a positive difference as veterans and their loved ones cope, readjust and thrive in civilian life.
Because we value your commitment to serving military personnel and veterans and their families in these communities, we are seeking your support and participation with this campaign.
If you or your organization are active on social media, please “like,” link to and share campaign information there. Access the relevant pages below:
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