Veterans’ Mental Health Issues Discussed by Henry Ford Psychiatrist on TV 20

February 14, 2016

DETROIT– An estimated 300,000 U.S. military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly called PTSD. Tragically, 22 veterans commit suicide each day. Mental health issues impacting veterans will be the topic of discussion on MI Healthy Mind, airing at noon Sunday, February 14, 2016 on TV 20 Detroit.

Guest Dr. Robert Lagrou, D.O., inpatient medical administrator for behavioral health services at Henry Ford Health System and chief mental health officer for the Medical Service Corps of the Michigan Army National Guard, will talk about the adjustment period for veterans returning from war and also signs of and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

MI Healthy Mind hosts will also talk with Sandy Hudson, executive director and CEO of the Wins for Warriors Foundation, established by Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander. Hudson will discuss the organization’s efforts to help veterans and their families, including U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael Roberts.

Roberts and his family were among three families in the Detroit area to receive a round trip, all expenses paid trip to Disney World from the Wins for Warriors Foundation. Roberts and his wife, Tamyra Roberts, will also appear on the show to share how PTSD impacted their family after his return from duty in Iraq.

MI Healthy Mind is sponsored by Team Wellness Center

Media Contact:
Synthia Bryant
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