For some veterans, the fight starts after they come home. Many experience a variety of physical and mental issues that can alter, disrupt, or end their lives.
Lone Star College-Kingwood invites veterans, their families, and the community to its Veterans Awareness Panel on Thursday, March 23 from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Conference Center. Sponsored by the college’s Students Veterans Association, this event will address issues that many veterans face once they leave the military.
“This is a very important event for our veterans and their families. Our goal is to let them know that they are not alone. We will provide resources and contact information for volunteers and professionals who are willing to help our brothers and sisters who are suffering,” said Rogelio Espinoza, veteran academic advisor at LSC-Kingwood and a five-year Army veteran.
The Veterans Awareness Panel will open with a presentation and close with a Q&A discussion. Topics to be discussed are transition from military to civilian life, survivors’ guilt, self-shaming, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-medication, and suicide.
The Veterans Affairs Department at Lone Star College works to help military veterans achieve their educational goals. It provides mentorship and professional development opportunities for those who have and continue to serve their country.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.