Created on Saturday, 07 July 2007 09:54
Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2012 23:48
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| SUPPORTING VETERANS | EMPOWERING PEOPLE | CHANGING LIVES |
WHO WE ARE !!!
Established in late June of 2006, Vermont Vet-to-Vet is a veteran based organization which provides peer support recovery services to all veterans, including those veterans who are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. We strive to provide a safe, respectful, and confidential peer based environment where veterans can discuss the challenges they are currently facing with other veterans who have experienced the same or similar challenges. It is essential for veterans to be able to safely and confidentially talk about these issues. These topics may include, but are not limited to, challenges related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family issues, bi-polar, and many other disorders and reoccurring illnesses.
Vermont Vet-to-Vet was created for the benefit of all veterans. We serve both men and women, peacetime, wartime, it does not matter, all veterans are welcome. In most cases a veteran will choose to trust, and talk with a fellow veteran before they will speak to a mental health professional, or doctor. Vermont Vet-to-Vet peer support offers an understanding that comes from having experienced a similar situation, or challenge.
Vermont Vet to Vet started its mission with only five facilitators. All of these facilitators are ex-soldiers, sailors, and marines who have been helped by the VA Mental Health system. While Vermont Vet to Vet is strongly supported by the Mental Health department of the VA Hospital, it is and remains completely independent of the VA system.