Military, Troops, and Veterans

Our military has been called to serve in harm’s way extensively since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This call has included record numbers of personnel from our nation’s reserve component, as well as the active duty forces serving multiple tours in highly stressful combat operations. The goal of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is to ensure the success of these individuals as they return home to the WICHE West.

Returning Home - Rural Veterans and Their Families

Lt. Colonel Anthony Mohatt will discuss the challenges faced by National Guardsmen and their families as they meet their obligations during this time of war. Lt. Colonel Mohatt recently deployed to serve in Iraq, and will share his perspectives of the basic nuts and bolts of deployment, as well as the mental health issues that may be encountered.

This presentation is intended to provide basic information to participants to help them understand how to better serve their rural veterans and guardsmen. For those of you interested, CEUs/CMEs will be provided for this webinar by the University of Wyoming.

Title: Returning Home - Rural Veterans and Their Families
(one veteran's journey from Iraq to rural Kansas)
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Selected Resources for Rural Veterans and their Families
Lt. Colonel Mohatt PowerPoint Presentation
Dr. Mimi McFaul PowerPoint Presentation

This webinar can be viewed asychronously by going to the Rural Mental and Behavioral Health Web Portal.

Partners: 2008-2009 National Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series, sponsored by the Federal Interagency Rural Behavioral Health Workgroup, in collaboration with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) under contract to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), contract #280 - 99 - 0200, the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, National TA Center for Children's Mental Health, as well as the Technical Assistance Partnership.


Citizen Soldier

Reserve Component members and families need information about local services and how to access them. The Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP), hosted by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina, has as its mission ‘to engage and connect military and community service systems to increase the readiness and resiliency of Reserve Component (RC) members and their families'.