Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9-18-13 veterans mental health symposium

A veterans mental health symposium in Fond du lac next month was scheduled prior to this week’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.   In the weeks before the shooting , officials say Aaron Alexis had been hearing voices, and was being treated for mental problems.
In Fond du Lac, Salute the Troops founder Dan Manning says the tragic incident is a case in point for the need to help veterans with mental issues.  Manning says the regional symposium will be held at Marian University on Friday, October 11th.  Manning says in Fond du lac County there are more than 8.000 veterans, a National Guard unit and Army Reserve unit with limited resources, so the need for veterans support is only going to increase.

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