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7 area veterans to graduate from treatment program

7 area veterans to graduate from treatment program
7 area veterans to graduate from treatment program
Posted at 6:42 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 17:11:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Seven area veterans will be recognized Monday for overcoming their personal battles.

They will graduate from an "intensive treatment program" focused on their recovery. The event will occur at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Leon County Courthouse, Courtroom 2-E.

Most veterans are strengthened by their military service. But for many veterans their experience has resulted in suffering from "invisible wounds," including such things as post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, suicide ideation.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one in five veterans has symptoms of a mental health disorder or cognitive impairment and one in six veterans who

served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom suffer from a substance abuse

The Leon County Veterans Treatment Court uses Department of Veteran Affairs and volunteer veteran mentor resources to change Veteran's lives for the better.