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Veterans receive life-transitioning tips

By Diana Silva/reporter

Both past and recent veterans struggle with their lives after getting out of the military, a licensed professional counselor told NE students Nov. 18.

Brooke Knox presented Successful Transition for Veterans: Healthy Reunions, the third in a four-part series about veterans issues.

Knox works for the Mental Health Association of Tarrant County, which offers programs to help and counsel veterans, U.S. military members who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.

The organization provides counseling for little or no cost, Knox said.

Knox showed a PowerPoint presentation with pictures of soldiers fighting and talked about the risks a soldier can face after coming home from war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression.

Tiffany Johnson, NE student and veteran since June 11, said it was her first time attending a veterans’ ceremony. She said such programs help many veterans since several people have similar backgrounds.

“I decided to come for resources about the Veterans Affairs,” she said.

She said it was just enlightening to see other people who have been through what she has.

Dr. Borry Williams, who attended the seminar, said although he is not a veteran, the most interesting part of the presentation was the therapy information Knox gave. 

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