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NAMI-OC Veterans Front Line Event for Veterans and Their Families on November 14

Friday, November 6, 2009 General News J E 4
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 5 On November 14 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM professionals and community agencies will be available at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 to offer a free lunch, support and services to Orange County Veterans and their families.

"This event is our way of showing support to our military by providing lunch and a compassionate forum to discuss the many ongoing challenges faced by those who protect our country," says Nomi Lonky, the key organizer of this event.

NAMI-OC Front Line provides important information on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression and suicide prevention. The half-day event is designed not only for those veterans and family members who are seeking assistance, but also includes information and resources for those who serve veterans, such as pastors, counselors, social workers and police officers.

Representatives from the newly developed Orange County Veterans Court will present on how their collaboration with local agencies is working to establish viable options for a select group of offenders whose needs are better met through treatment interventions rather than incarceration.

Community Resource tables include the Employment Development Department, Veteran's First, Orange County Veteran's Services Organization, Orange County Healthcare Agency and the Mental Health Association of Orange County.

More information NAMI-OC Front Line is available at www.namioc.org.

SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness - Orange County (NAMI-OC)
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