Several public agencies will sponsor a workshop on military veterans and social isolation on Tuesday, July 29, at Cal State San Bernardino.
The workshop is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the CSUSB Veterans Success Center, CalVET, San Bernardino County Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Center in Colton.
It will be held from 9 a.m.-noon in the campus’s Lower Commons Pine Room. Parking on campus is $5 per vehicle.
“A major problem affecting veterans is social isolation,” said Marci Daniels, director of the CSUSB Veterans Success Center and U.S. Army veteran. “Service members returning from combat often feel like no one understands the experiences they have gone through and, therefore, withdraw from social activities, family and friends.”
The workshop will address signs of isolation and ways to help someone with isolation issues to reconnect with family and friends.
The CSUSB Veterans Success Center is a founding member of the Inland Empire Veterans Mental Health Collaborative, a network of public and private organizations that share ideas, knowledge and resources to improve the access to, and quality of, mental health services for veterans, military personnel and their families.
The goal of the IE collaborative is to increase public awareness of the unique needs of this special segment of our population.
For more information about the veterans and social isolation workshop, and to register, contact Marci Daniels at email@example.com or at (909) 537-5195.