Almost 70% of college students know someone who has served in either Iraq or Afghanistan. If you are the one who served, or are still in active duty, you are quite aware of the uniqueness of your situation now as a student here at the University of West Georgia. We have developed this section of PREVENT@UWG to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing you as a student vet. You will find campus, local and national resources, including mental health information, to help you thrive as a student.
Currently, there are 233 student veterans on our college campus, and we are expecting many more in the near future. A survey, distributed in Spring 2010, indicated 76% of student veterans were unaware of university counseling services. Hopefully, through outreach programs and events, PREVENT@UWG can change this statistic.
Counseling & Career Development (counseling) Center
Provides free and confidential personal, career and academic counseling to all UWG students
National Resources for Veterans
If you need immediate help, call 1-800-274-TALK and press 1 to reach the Veteran’s Hotline.
In Their Boots (documentary series about impact that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are having on people at home)
Also, be on the lookout for upcoming PREVENT@UWG events created specifically with your needs in mind:
Family Fun Day for student vets and family at John Tanner State Park
March 31, 2012