“Wounds of War” training held in Helena

Posted at 6:49 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 20:55:12-04

HELENA – The Montana VA, Carroll College and St. Peter’s Health Care System all joined forces to educate the community on common issues returning veterans and their families face.

Training topics included post-deployment readjustment challenges, psychological and behavioral effects of war trauma on survivors.

The VA has a mobile care station that travels throughout the state of Montana.

Anton Johnson, a U.S. Army Veteran and outreach program specialist spoke with MTN to shine some knowledgeable light on the importance of reaching out to veterans and their families.

Johnson stated, “The population we serve are combat veterans, veterans who’ve experienced military sexual trauma, their families, and some other small sub-sects like drone pilots or people who have worked in mortuary services. So, essentially, veterans who have experienced some serious trauma in their life and need special care that.”

Montana VA Health Care System serves an average of over 47,000 enrolled veterans across the state and nearly one-third of employees are veterans.

For more information on VA health care and services provided, please visit here.