November 2022 — The State of Stigma: Veterans Mental Health: Needing Help. Wanting Help. Finding Help.

Stigma can be a significant barrier for Veterans needing and wanting help for mental health challenges. An estimated 50% of returning Veterans in need do not seek mental health treatment.

Moderated By:

Matt Smith, Executive Director Preventionfocus


  • Dan Arnold, Program Manager for Peer Support and Dwyer Programs
  • Dan Mitchell , Program Manager, SSG Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program
  • Michael Shurmatz, LMSW, Social Worker, Buffalo Vet Center