15 April 2014

Anonymous online counseling for vets shows early success | RallyPoint.com

By Leo Shane III, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

When they contracted with the Vets Prevail program late last year, Veterans Affairs Department officials hoped the Web-based mental health resource could enroll about 2,200 new veterans in its anonymous counseling over a year.

The program reached that number in a little more than three months.

“We think that shows the real need for something like this,” said Richard Gengler, founder of Prevail Health Solutions, which runs the program. “A lot of the time, veterans are scared away from getting any help because of the stigma. But this is a way to reach them and help them.”

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