Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program - 5:14
with Stephanie Zarb, Program Manager, Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program
Posted Feb 23, 2017
There are approximately 22 million military veterans living in the United States. Almost 650,000?live in Michigan. Military Service is unlike any other human experience. Buddy-to-Buddy is a peer-to-peer outreach program that trains veterans to provide peer support and linkage to needed resources for Michigan service members and veterans. Buddy-to-Buddy is one of the M-SPAN suite of military mental health programs at the University of Michigan. M-SPAN programs are part of the Welcome Back Veterans initiative, a collaboration between Major League Baseball and the McCormick Foundation. Welcome Back Veterans is committed to creating a national network of university-based medical Centers of Excellence to address the mental health needs of our veterans and their families. Visit Buddy-to-Buddy on the web. Recorded on February 16th, 2017.
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