Creative solutions needed to help veterans cope with mental health

An Air National Guard veteran, Matt felt his therapy appointments, at a clinic 20 miles from his home, were invaluable. But that 20 miles presented a frustrating challenge, one that could have hindered some of the progress made in his mental health care. What good is a session if you can’t get to it, or if you’re thrown into turmoil immediately before and afterward?

Luckily, Matt was able to participate in online video sessions on his computer right at home. No commute, no stress, and his “buddy” Oscar, a two-year-old bulldog/beagle mix, could sit in on sessions with him.

“I felt a lot more at ease,” he said.

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