Agency Title: Association for Mental Health & Wellness - PTSD Veterans Support Group
Category: Mental HealthFamily Support Contact Name: John Schultz Contact Phone: (631) 853-8345
The Dwyer Project was made possible by NYS Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Bohemia) who generated bi-partisan support in the Senate in FY 2012 to commence a demonstration project in four NY State counties that would intervene on the damaging and costly impact of post-traumatic stress disorder among new and past Veterans. In Suffolk, the Project is overseen by the County's Veteran Service Agency and operated by the Suffolk County United Veterans Project.
Support groups are facilitated by Veterans who have been selected and trained by Moe Armstrong, founder of a national Veterans Peer support group called Vet-to-Vet, an organization that has served thousands of Veterans across the country since 1998 with an evidence-based model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder intervention. Facilitators are a diverse group with respect to gender, ethnicity, and era and branch of military service in hopes that the support groups will attract the maximum number of Veterans.
For more information or to register for our PTSD Veterans Support Group, please contact Project Coordinator John Schultz at (631) 853-8345 or via email.