Veterans Program celebrates military heroes with the Braves
By Robin Reese | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 11, 2015
Military Heroes Night
vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, Aug. 15
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Emory’s Veterans Program will celebrate Military Heroes Night with the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Aug. 15. For the fourth year in a row, Emory has supported the Braves in honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces with a special day at the ballpark. The Braves will play the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. at Turner Field.
For four years, Emory has provided outreach and education programs for post-9/11 veterans and their families through a program funded by the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball’s Welcome Back Veterans Program.
“We remain committed to increasing awareness about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while providing access to mental health services for those impacted by the invisible wounds of war,” says Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, director of Emory’s Veterans Program and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
Representatives from Emory’s program will be in the Monument Grove area in front of the ballpark before the game to answer questions and provide information and brochures about the program.
For more information about Emory’s Veterans Program, visit www.emoryhealthcare.org. To reach the Veterans Clinical Care Coordinator, call 888-514-5345.
About Emory’s Veterans Program
Emory’s Veterans Program provides clinical care and treatment for the invisible wounds of war for post-9/11 veterans in the Southeastern U.S. The program is comprised of several initiatives including Warrior Care Network and Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative. The Warrior Care Network is a national network of academic health centers committed to connecting veterans and their families with quality mental health care.
Emory’s Veterans Program offers treatment integrating behavioral health care, including psychiatry and neurology, rehabilitative medicine, wellness, and family support. The program also supports the training of behavioral health providers in Georgia to increase awareness of military-specific treatment needs.