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Supporting Military Service Members

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As Memorial Day approaches on June 6th, I reflect on my experience working at the Homeless Veterans’ Rehabilitation Program at the Palo Alto VA. Through running groups, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of comprehensive support systems for military veterans. What I have learned there was that it is essential to prioritize mental health and overall well-being for their successful rehabilitation and readjustment.

The importance of supporting military service members in enhancing their mental health cannot be overstated. They deserve comprehensive psychological services tailored to their needs. By providing access to mental health professionals, we can empower our heroes to navigate the unique challenges they face and foster their overall well-being.

On this Memorial Day, as we honor the sacrifices by military service members, let us recognize the significance of supporting their mental health. Through accessible resources and dedicated counseling services, we can demonstrate our commitment to their well-being and contribute to their continued success and resilience. Together, we can build a society that prioritizes the mental well-being of our military community and shows gratitude for their unwavering dedication.

Minsu Kim, PhD
Clinical Psychologist