Community Conversations – Veterans & Mental Health

Thank you for attending our Community Conversations event on May 6, 2021 for an informative and inspiring discussion about Veterans & Mental Health!

Event Synopsis: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that every day, 20 Veterans die by suicide? There are a number of troubling statistics which show that not enough is being done and that many of our Veterans are not receiving the care and support that they deserve to address their needs.

We wanted to take this opportunity to bring awareness to and discuss the mental health challenges faced by our Veterans, such as PTSD, Moral Injury, Military Identity, and more. Our panel of experts shared their experiences, their knowledge and resources.

  • Gina Bartoszewicz, Clinical Coordinator for the Veteran Outreach and Recovery Program with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Bert Berger, Head of the Mental Health Division at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center
  • Dr. Gregory Burek, Psychiatrist,¬†Aurora Veterans Mental Health & U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
  • Erich A. Roush, Psy.D. Veteran Track Aurora Psychiatric Hospital & Current Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves

Moderated by Daniel Buttery, President & CEO – War Memorial Center & U.S. Army Veteran

The Community Conversations series is an annual free event open to the public, our Veterans, active military, and our partners – to educate on and discuss issues relevant to our mission.