Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program

with Stephanie Zarb, Program Manager, Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program

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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Feb 23, 2017

Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team

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