Veteran Affairs Medical Center extends help to Macon veterans

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – From mental illness to substance abuse, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin makes sure veterans get connected to the resources they need.

The Dublin Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) held a community outreach and informational session at the American Legion post in Macon.

Interim Director of Dublin VAMC Connie Hampton says, “Every year we try to get out to our community to do something quarterly.  Veterans can seek different resources in programs such as intimate partner violence, suicide prevention, and the vet service center.”

Hampton also says they’re active in the community assisting veterans. The hospital offers many programs for the veterans.

“My personal opinion is that nobody gives care to veterans as we do. We want to get out there let them know we are still here making sure that they get the care that they need,” says Hampton.

“I am a combat veteran and I do suffer from PTSD but through the care and the blessings of the Carl Vinson VA and the mental health department, they have really helped me and thousands of others. vets really need to come out and use those facilities,” says veteran Marvin Josey.

VAMC offers:

  • Weight Management Program
  • Healthy Living
  • Women Health Enrollment/Eligibility
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health
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