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Veteran Support Trainings

If you are interested in any of the trainings below, please contact Patrice Zackery at pzackery@mhahouston.org or submit an interest form.

BASIC COMBAT TRAINING

This is an 8-hour class structured for adults who work with a SMVF (Service Member, Veterans and Families) population and/or would like to explore peer support opportunities. The class provides awareness of the challenges related to military culture and its impact on service members, veterans, and their families.

An 8 hour course, structured for volunteers or mentors that serve the veteran population and would like to explore peer and mentor support opportunities. The class provides awareness of the challenges related to military culture and its impact on service members, veterans, and their families.

Contact: Christy Chatham, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans Military Members and Their Families

This is a course designed to teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training provides you with skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to veterans who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, and help connect them to appropriate care.

Contact: Christy Chatham, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program

AS+K Training

AS+K About Suicide To Save A Life (Basic) provides participants with an overview of the basic epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behavior, including risk and protective factors. In this one-hour e-learning based course, participants are trained to recognize warning signs—behaviors and characteristics that might indicate elevated risk for suicidal behavior—and the initial intervention steps to support a person they think might be at risk for suicide. Please note this course is designed for public health information purposes only and is not designed to assess, screen, diagnose or treat any mental or physical health condition.

Contact: Christy Chatham, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program

Wounds to Wisdom

Wounds to Wisdom is a support group designed to foster the personal development of women veterans through mental health initiatives, individual and strategic goal setting. The group is held bi-monthly, each meeting is targeted at discussing different challenges the women veteran community faces.

Contact: Christy Chatham, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program