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Local veterans group honors those with mental illnesses

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One local group is honoring veterans by providing a local meeting area for veterans suffering with mental illnesses. The Veterans Administration’s Hope, Opportunities, Networking, Outreach and Recovery or HONOR Center invites those diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder to its support group. WUFT-FM’s, Luis Giraldo spoke with Recreation Therapist at the HONOR Center, Allie Karpf, who says the group, paid for by a grant, will help support local veterans with similar illnesses in the community as part of a local chapter that boasts 400 independent chapters across the nation.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPKarpfConvo.mp3]

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