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Army and UH students partner to help service members with PTSD

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew monitors Honolulu while in support of exercise Joint Pacific Multi-Readiness Center 22-01 in Honolulu, Hawaii
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FILE - A CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew monitors flight operations in Honolulu on Oct. 17, 2021.

June marks Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Month. A new project in the islands aims to help military personnel deal with PTSD and other mental health challenges.

The Army and University of Hawaiʻi students partnered to develop and design tele-behavioral health support for soldiers while deployed or at field training.

Army Capt. Jon Voss with the 25th Infantry Division is a behavioral health officer at Schofield Barracks. He’s been instrumental in getting the project off the ground. The Conversation talked with Voss about the project and mental health in the military.

This interview aired on The Conversation on June 8, 2023. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1. 

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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