SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
3 – 4 PM ET
Research shows that veterans who continue serving have a higher sense of purpose, are more resilient, practice self-efficacy, and feel better connected to both veteran and civilian communities. In essence, volunteerism shows causal improvements in self-esteem and social connectedness — two main proponents of physical and mental wellbeing.
In this conversation and alongside experts in the space, we will explore the importance of service as an “upstream” intervention to address mental health challenges: wellbeing, suicide prevention, brain health & science, and more.
- Kacie Kelly, George W. Bush Institute, Military Service Initiative
- Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Senator of Illinois
- Jennifer Silva, Chief Program Officer, Wounded Warrior Project