Farmingville, NY - On June 9, Supervisor Ed Romaine (left) attended the Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project 5th Annual Day of Wellness at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches. The event is a joint initiative of the Suffolk County United Veterans and Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency that offers demonstrations and treatment presentations for veterans dealing with health related issues and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
Supervisor Romaine said, “Many of our veterans face difficult challenges after they return from serving overseas. It’s very important for those who suffer from post-service transition issues to have someone to turn to for help. This event is a place to find that help and I commend the folks from the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project for being there for our veterans in need.”
The Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project believes that all people, regardless of past experiences, psychiatric diagnosis, trauma history, criminal proceedings, race, age, gender, sexual orientation or substance abuse history have the capacity to recover from stress related to their experience and regain independence. Peer support is an “evidence-based practice” under the Federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a Division of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dwyer Project is starting its fourth year of serving veterans, service members, and their families with post-service transitional issues to include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).