CHICAGO – Continuing her Mental Health Monday event series, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is inviting local veterans to a Veteran Wellness Seminar.
“Our men and women that have served in uniform have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms here at home,” said Hurley. “It is incredibly important to ensure that our veterans are aware of the many resources available to them, especially those for their mental health and overall wellness.”
Rep. Hurley is partnering with the Road Home Program, which provides confidential mental health services for veterans and their families, for her Mental Health Monday event series. Local veterans and their families are invited to Hurley’s Veteran Wellness Seminar on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., at her district office, located at 10402 S. Western Ave. in Chicago. Experts from the Road Home Program will provide an informational session about mental health and wellness resources available to veterans.
“Many veterans suffer from invisible wounds,” continued Hurley. “Adjusting back to civilian life can be extremely difficult for those that have served, so it is critical that veterans have access to counseling and other resources that can help protect their wellbeing. I encourage local veterans, caretakers and family members to join me for my Veteran Wellness Seminar.”
If you are in immediate need of help, call 911 or the Veteran Crisis Center at 800-273-8255 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8235. All lines are available toll-free 24 hours every day. For more information, contact Hurley’s constituent service office at 773-445-8128 or RepFranHurley@gmail.com.