New York is creating a public education initiative to eliminate stigma and misinformation about mental illness and substance use among service members, veterans and their families. Many military personnel are exposed to or have experienced trauma, putting them at high risk of triggering underlying conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The initiative will recognize the reality of the mental health needs of military veterans and providing information about how to access resources so military personnel and their families can find help and treatment.

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