EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Mental health experts talk about ways to improve lives at the University of Southern Indiana.
Hundreds joined the military and first responder’s mental health summit.
Local groups and resources aim to wipe away stigmas of mental health care.
They want to provide for people with PTSD and other issues.
Army Veteran Kevin Zimmerman says mental health services work, and they changed his life.
“For the longest time, you’ve been informed that all they’re going to do is throw a bunch of pills at you, or you’re going to be talking to someone and have you do something that’s not going to have any positive effects. We’ve come so far, so much effort has been made.”
Zimmerman says the first step to overcoming mental health issues is processing. He encourages you to accept and talk about the reality of what happened in the past.
(This story was originally published on July 23, 2019)