National Veterans Foundation Founder Shad Meshad was interviewed by Gary Ray at the American Heroes Network on June 13.
Shad talks about the Vet Center Program he authored, the challenges veterans face reintegrating back to civilian life, veteran suicide, military sexual trauma, and the services the National Veterans Foundation provides to help veterans with any issue they may be having.
If you know a veteran who needs help, call the NVF’s Lifeline for Vets, 888-777-4443, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.
Listen to the interview here.
About Shad Meshad
Shad Meshad, Founder & President of the National Veterans Foundation, has been a fearless advocate and counselor to our nation’s veterans for 45 years. Since 1985 the National Veterans Foundation (NVF), has helped over 400,000 veterans and their families with crisis and information services through a national crisis hotline. As a U.S. Army Captain and Medical Service Officer in Vietnam in 1970, Shad pioneered treatment techniques for what would later become known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In 1977 Shad worked under the Carter Administration with VA Secretary Max Cleland, to create the “Vet Center” program. These Vet Centers were modeled on Shad’s treatment programs for Veterans with combat related PTSD, offering community-based readjustment counseling. Today, there are more than 300 Vet Centers throughout the country that continue to operate under the model that Shad authored.
About the American Heroes Network
For the past 4 years the American Heroes Network has brought together veterans in need of resources Nationally. With 1000’s of non profits that are available, the question should be, which organizations are really helping our veterans and military families. We do this by not only showing transparency of these organizations we interview, but have made locating the right resource easy and comfortable by listening to either the live show or the archived show. We also connect successful Grass Roots resource organizations together so that they can support our veterans and military families where ever they reside.