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Mary Woods

  • New National Guard initiative, the Prevention, Treatment and Outreach (PTandO) Initiative, done in partnership with SAMHSA

New National Guard initiative, the Prevention, Treatment and Outreach (PTandO) Initiative, done in partnership with SAMHSA

Monday 10th December 2007

Learn about the National Guard's Prevention, Treatment and Outreach (PTandO) Initiative, done in partnership with SAMHSA, from senior advisor Beverly Watts Davis. Gain insights on PTSD, substance abuse and mental health disorders that veterans and guardsmen experience as a result of war.
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The National Guard's Prevention, Treatment and Outreach Initiative: A Conversation with Beverly Watts Davis

We don't want to lose this very valuable investment because of the stress and some of the substance use and mental health disorders that they may experience as a result of war.
The National Guard has a long history of serving communities during emergencies. However, returning home from combat can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. In the latest episode of One Hour at a Time on alcoholfree.com, senior advisor Beverly Watts Davis discusses the Prevention, Treatment and Outreach (PTandO) Initiative that SAMHSA has partnered with the National Guard on.
The PTandO Initiative is designed to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and provide guardsmen and veterans with resources for prevention and outreach. Beverly Watts Davis shares her insights on PTSD, substance abuse, and mental health disorders that veterans and guardsmen experience as a result of war. The conversation also highlights the importance of hepatitis C testing and good public health practices. African-American women are also discussed in relation to the high rates of HIV among this demographic.
The episode ends with a message of hope and empowerment, encouraging individuals to take action and seek help when needed. Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com and gain valuable insights on the National Guard's PTandO Initiative and its impact on veterans and guardsmen's mental health and well-being.