Mental and physical wellness services available for Montgomery County veterans are the focus of the most recent edition of the County Cable Montgomery (CCM) show “Homefront,” which is now available for viewing. The show featured four experts whose organizations offer a variety of services for veterans.
December 2, 2020
Mental and Physical Wellness Services for County Veterans is Focus of County Cable Montgomery Show ‘Homefront’
The long-running Homefront series provides an inside look at the lives of Montgomery County veterans and their families. It also looks at the services the County and various agencies make available to them.
The 15-minute show can be viewed at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/homefront.html.
The show also will run at various times in the upcoming weeks on the County cable station. The station is viewable to County residents with cable service on Comcast (Channels 6 and 996 HD); RCN (Channels 6 and 1056 HD); and Verizon (Channel 30).
The show on available mental health services for veterans is hosted by Mike Subin, a Vietnam era veteran who serves on the County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs. The guests are Norvell Coots, president and CEO of Holy Cross Health; Charles Faselis, chief of staff of the DC Veterans Administration Medical Center; Shea Lott, lead clinician of the Silver Spring-based Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easter Seals; and Vietnam veteran Wayne Miller, director of the Silver Spring Vet Center and chair of the County Commission on Veterans Affairs.
One theme of the show is that the holiday season can be particularly difficult for some veterans based on their military experiences. The show talks about how veterans can seek help for themselves and how friends and family can look for signs of a veteran experiencing depression and/or anxiety and how they can share information with them on what programs and services are available.
The Homefront discussion also addresses that the mental health services available are not just for veterans. Families members, including the spouses and the children of those who have been killed in service, can also take advantage of the services.
The Veterans Network Directory of available services. can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/vnd.
Information about the County Commission on Veterans Affairs and the services for veterans that it works with can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/ADS/CVA/CVAIndex.html