Statement on Yountville Veterans Home Tragedy
March 12, 2018
"Our hearts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives recently at the Yountville Veterans Home property. These brave women were professionals dedicated to serving our veterans and their efforts cannot be diminished by this tragedy!
After following the tragic events at Yountville, we are reminded again about the importance of mental health supportive services to our veterans. Services providers like Pathway Home provide invaluable support for our veterans. The Yountville tragedy only highlights the trauma that our combat veterans live with and the potential dangers that our veteran services staffs live with every day. While this tragedy is a horrible anomaly considering the number of veterans being treated, it does highlight the drastic need for mental health services for our veterans and the ongoing support that our caregivers and supportive service providers deserve.
Our deepest condolences to the families, loved ones and co-workers of these brave women, who dedicated their lives in service to our veterans in need."
Audio: What are the challenges combat veterans face as they integrate back into society?
Dr. Miatta Snetter was on the radio this morning talking about challenges that combat veterans face in transition — the piece was done by Libby Denkman (same reporter as NPR piece re WVOP).
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