Veteran’s mental health focus of virtual town hall

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 7:50 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas Senator John Boozman, along with Sheep Dog Assistance and other non-profit organizations, held a virtual town hall Monday.

Streamed on both Facebook and YouTube, the goal of the town hall was to discuss the future of mental health for veterans and those who’ve served.

Senator Boozman took time to thank the organizations involved for their work to make life better for veterans.

“Through efforts of yours and other VSO’s, so many people, Congress, I do think they’re poised to take a next step and make a difference,” Boozman said.

The town hall also discussed suicide among veterans and how non-profits are looking to help them outside of the military.

In addition to Boozman, the panel also included:

  • Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA 17th District)
  • Sgt. Maj. Lance Nutt, USMC (Ret.), CEO & Founder, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance
  • Ken Falke, Founder, Boulder Crest Foundation
  • Joe Chenelly, Executive Director, AMVETS

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