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      BGSU helping student veterans overcome PTSD

      B owling Green State University is stepping up to help its student veterans suffering from PTSD after returning home.

      B owling Green State University is stepping up to help its student veterans suffering from PTSD after returning home.

      The effort to transition students from military to college life is part of a new mental health program, the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL), which partners the school with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

      At this time, BGSU is the only school in Ohio to offer Telemental Health services to student veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Services include PTSD screening and care through secure online sessions with mental health professionals.

      "Transitioning to school from the military is hard. You don't have that camaraderie, you don't have your family and your unit, and you're trying to go to school with traditional students," said Brittany Powers, VITAL Initiative coordinator at BGSU. There are a lot of things we can help with, not just PTSD treatment."

      Students interested in learning more about the program are asked to visit the College Park Office Building.