Concord, NH – In response to the significant increase in mental health problems for service men and women, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center will host a statewide training for 175 mental health professionals on Tuesday October 13th. The training will feature presentations by national experts in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Director of the National Center for PTSD, Dr. Matthew J. Friedman, and Millennium Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Thomas McAllister will provide participants with an understanding of the psychological health stressors associated with deployment, combat and reintegration experiences. Major Roy Hunter will speak about his deployment experience in Afghanistan. As the New Hampshire National Guard prepares for its largest deployment in its history, this conference will help ensure that upon returning from service, veterans will have access to specially trained mental health professionals throughout the State.
WHAT: Understanding PTSD and TBI
WHERE: Nashua Country Club
25 Fairway Street
WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
8:30 – 4:00
For more information, please call 603-271-4051