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Logansport Pharos Tribune (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Logansport, IndianaKara pharos 75 cents ending stigma facing soldiers a program trains civilian mental health providers to Cater to military s specialized needs by Maureen Hayden Chi statehouse Bureau Veteran Larry Lear of by Bettsville pauses from pruning the roses on the 3-acre memorial Park that he has built in Field adjacent to his Home. By Bettsville Man turns Field into memorial Park Indianapolis suicide among Active duty soldiers were approaching record Levels in 2010. Surpassing even the numbers killed in combat when maj. Scott Edwards. A National guard psychologist from Kokomo set out to wipe away the stigma against seeking help. He eased Access to civilian mental health providers so that guard members struggling with Depres Sion have to wait months to see someone with the veterans administration. He soon realized that Wasny to enough. A i had guard members come bade and Tell me. Attiat Counselor was Nice but they just done to understand a Edwards said. �?o1 realized w e had civilian Quot we bring providers who them Back and meant Well but they weren to expect equipped to them to provide the transition treatment that veterans need Back into that insight Normal society Gram that now stands As a and act Mode Tor tin like there s w o r k i n g with the Mili nothing tar panic. research cd a n in i cd tute at Purdue University de a Richmond Counselor wards worked on a plan to train Counselor in military culture and strategies to help soldiers suf Fering from the traumas of War. There Snow a network of these civilian Counselor in Indiana and six other states called Star behavioural health providers . Brad Kelley a Richmond Counselor who went through the training said it helped him understand the intense and unique experiences of veterans w to were taught to live under a Militan Hierarchy that t v pets heroism in every Beha for a we bring them Back and expect them to transition Back into dior Mal society and act like there s nothing wrong. Kelley said a after All they be seen and done that a not possible and it never will be policy makers Are increasingly understanding that too in mid May. The Senate armed services committee passed a Meas ire aimed at improving mental health for service members i s set n foe Donnelly d Indiana co sponsored of the bipartisan k gis lation. The servia1 member and Veteran men Tai health care package among other things it requires All defense department pays Lucia it and mental health providers receive evidence Bast d training i is a stigma pm by Mitchell Kirk staff reporter Burnettsville when Larry Lear started mowing the 3-acre Field next to his farm a few years ago. His neighbors joked that it looked like he was building a Park. So that a exactly what the . Navy Vietnam War Veteran did. At the Center of the manicured Lawn Are several tributes to the armed forces Lear has added Over the years. The ongoing project has resulted in a veterans Park that provides an outlet for the respect he has for the country a service members. After starting to keep the grass Short Lear used boards to build a Box about 20 feet by about 8 feet that he filled with rocks to serve As a base for the flagpoles to follow. When it came time to decide which Branch s Flag would Fly. Learns admiration for All four allow him to Settle on just one. A we were All in it together a he said. A it a see vision Page a10 f you go what veterans Park where 1172 w. 1200 North. Burnetts Vitte Brandon Terry 31, has been battling drug addiction since he was 16, and is a participant in the Scott county Needle Exchange program that was started in response to the recent his outbreak in the area. Man struggles to break addiction a Needle Exchange program helping resident to escape his outbreak by Elizabeth Beilman for the pharos Tribune Austin Brandon Terry reaches his hand into a Brown paper bag and tosses its contents onto his Coffee table a pack of syringes. Sterile Cotton it Wabs. A Ream of condoms. He also a it an Orange Box with hazardous w Arning stickers on the Side. �?o1 want to be clean and Terry. 31, said. He a one of the 449 Scott county residents who have i it item the Community outreach Center or one Stop shop that has popped up in response to the i outbreak from a drug us that has a so struggles pm a a8classifiedb4 by u comicsb3 lotteriesb2 ii obituariesa2 opiniona4 ,7sp0rtsb1-b2 weather thundershowers a High 82 Low 65 a More on Page a10 today s Page oni designed 8 is Micah a we a 113 11 i v of 171 no

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