VA offers free readjustment counseling services

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It's called VA2Vets outreach campaign and veterans in South Mississippi and active duty service members who served in a combat or war zone will be able to receive counseling at Vet Centers.

Here are the dates and times for the sessions that will be held in South Mississippi:

June 11 - Greene County, Miss.; Piggly Wiggly, 816 Main Street, Leakesville, Miss. 39451; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 12 - George County, Miss.; Wal-Mart, 11228 Old 63 South, Lucedale, Miss., 39452; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The services include:

*Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.

*Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.

*Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.

To participate service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling.  You must present a copy of our deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone.  These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members, as well as any combat Veteran.

No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.

You can get additional information on Vet Center services or hours in the Gulf Coast region by calling the Vet Center in your area:

Biloxi Vet Center - 228-388-9938

Mobile Vet Center - 251-478-5906

Pensacola Vet Center - 850-456-5886

Okaloosa County Vet Center - 850-651-1000

Bay County Vet Center - 850-522-6102

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