But what happens when they come home?
The Warrior to Citizen campaign is a statewide grassroots effort designed to build community capacity to support and engage Minnesota's veterans. In the spirit of this campaign, teachers, faith leaders, employers and others can follow the lead of our mental health professionals by working to ease the difficult transition many veterans face in going from warrior to citizen.
As reported in the Star Tribune, a mental health conference that brings military and civilians together convenes today. The topic reflects an increasing concern: improving Minnesota's ability to care for veterans encountering the psychological impacts of war. This conference takes an important step in pointing out that "It's time to share the burden in caring for the state's combat veterans and their families" amongst all Minnesota citizens.
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