LIHU‘E — The Veterans Affairs office is seeking former U.S. service members to participate Thursday in a talk story group about their mental health needs.
The VA is planning to discuss the needs of veterans suffering from combat stress, their family needs, the reasons they may choose to visit a medical center or office, and ways the office can better support veterans and their families.
Veterans don’t have be receiving VA services to participate, but they must be living on Kaua‘i.
There will be two “talk story groups” taking place at the same time; one for veterans and one for their family members.
The Veteran’s Benefits Administration’s Service Center Manager for benefit claims will be available afterwards to address any questions you may have regarding access to VA benefit programs.
The project is partially funded by the VA Office of Rural Health.
The event is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. in Hanapepe.
Contact Dawna Nelson at (808) 566-1652 for the exact location and additional information.