The State of Stigma

November 2021 — The State of Stigma: How Trauma & Stigma Affect Veterans Across Generations

Our experts discussed differences and similarities between Vietnam and Afghanistan war experiences, improvements in mental health services, and how to support Veterans in our communities.

MODERATED BY—Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Youth Programs at Mental Health Advocates

Max Donatelli

Vietnam Veteran & community advocate

Dr. Paul Harrigan

Iraq Veteran & Psychologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Delcey Pulvino

Desert-Storm Era Veteran & Readjustment Counselor, Buffalo Veteran Center

Alyssa Vasquez

Iraq Veteran & Director of Community Integration, Veterans One-stop Center of WNY