West Texas Centers (NW)

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Active through December 2019

Grant Amount: $124,590

Program Description:
The Veterans Outpost project proposes to increase access to services through enhanced outreach activities and the operation of a veteran’s drop-in resource center. The project aims to provide an access point for veterans to spend time with program staff and peers in a non- clinical, casual setting and serve as an access point for referral to existing services.

Program Partners:
West Texas VA Health Care System, Howard County, American Legion, DAV, NAMI, MVPN

If you are a veteran and have questions regarding your health, the MHMRs in Texas could be the answer. There are 38 centers in Texas that help veterans with trained and caring professionals. You probably live next to one and simply are not aware of the help that is so near to you. These centers strive to develop services for persons in a wide variety of areas.

Some veterans have recently experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are getting the information that is helping them get their lives back on track.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening. Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. These events can include: Combat or military exposure Child sexual or physical abuse Terrorist attacks Sexual or physical assault Serious accidents, such as a car wreck Natural disasters, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake After the event, you may feel scared, confused, or angry. If these feelings don't go away or they get worse, you may have PTSD. These symptoms may disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.

The West Texas Centers have a new support group that is providing advice and companionship for people living with Post Traumatic Stress Discrder will meet every Thursday at the VA Medical Center.  West Texas Centers for MHMR in partnership with the West Texas VA Health System will be utilizing "Bring Everyone in the Zone"  a program designated to assist people living with PTSD. Meetings are confidential and will be led by individuals who struggle with the same issues as those attending the support group.  Referrals to professionals and other programs will be made if found needed by BEITZ, Inc., professionals. Counselors will meet with veterans individually for one-on one support, if needed.

Events & Blogs

July 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

San Angelo, TX

Therapist led support group for spouses who have experienced the death of their military/veteran spouse.

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at 4pm on the 6th floor of the Cactus Hotel...