CI In Action: Mental Health Resources and Support for Panhandle Veteran
Asking for help is sometimes the first step to progress. This was true with Army Veteran (’91-’08) Ken Miller, who reached out to Panhandle Warrior Partnership (PWP) for information about furthering his education.
After speaking with PWP Case Coordinator Kenneth Thompson, Miller stated that he is 90% medically retired and doesn't know the full scope of benefits available to him. Miller also mentioned that he suffers from severe PTSD but didn’t know of resources in his area. After taking in all of Miller’s information, Thompson explained the PWP program to Miller and entered him into the WarriorServe database.
After assessing all the information for PTSD services provided by Case Coordinator Thompson, Miller reached out to discuss the high cost of PTSD services and that he would like to do more research on treatment before spending the money. Thompson let Miller know that he would contact him the following week to follow up and plan the next steps for treatment, including planning a budget.
Miller set up an appointment with a mental health institution, and after the appointment, Thompson followed up to check-in. Miller stated that he got a lot out of the session, but this treatment is not affordable for his budget. Thompson will continue to keep a line of contact with Miller to support his needs and mental health journey.
PWP is proud to support veterans like Ken Miller in their pursuit of bettering themselves and their mental health. The Panhandle is stronger when our veterans are stronger. Connect with PWP to learn more about how you can give back to the Panhandle veteran community by visiting our website and completing an online form: https://www.panhandlewarriorpartnership.org