Veterans program coming to Greene County
Andrea Macko reports for Porcupine Soup that the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program is coming to Greene County. Greene County Veterans Service Agency Director Michelle Romalin Deyo says the program has had success treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. “PTSD claims account for the majority of all claims we file here at Greene County Veterans Service Agency and most of those claims are combat-related. Additionally, PTSD often goes hand in hand with other mental health conditions, such as generalized anxiety and major depressive disorder. This is a major concern for us,” said Deyo. The program will help some of the 3,500 veterans in Greene County, where the total population is about 47,000. Ulster County's Hudson Valley National Center for Veterans Reintegration will run the program as soon as the group hires a part-time veteran peer mentor and a full-time veteran peer support program manager. “We want to make sure everyone who served has the resources available to them, to help make them whole again and keep them safe,” Deyo said. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.