June is #PTSDAwarenessMonth. PTSD can impact our veterans, our first responders, our health care workers, assault and abuse survivors, and anyone else who has suffered a trauma.
In addition to mental health and treatment courts which can address PTSD-related issues, our county also has a veterans’ court designed to “provide treatment, compassion, hope and legal assistance to combat veterans struggling in the criminal justice system by utilizing a problem-solving approach for processing those cases.”
The judicial system can help those suffering from PTSD find hope and healing, and as an MDJ, I would work to identify those needing this assistance. For more info on PTSD. For more info on our local veterans’ court