Transitioning from the battlefield to classroom...
We are thankful for veterans and their service.
Our veterans have experienced and overcome many challenges during their military service. The skills, strength, and resilience developed during their service can help with many of the new challenges they will experience in the pursuit of higher education. Veterans can be extremely successful students. However, they may also experience different challenges than traditional college students, or experience the common challenges in a somewhat different way.
The EKU Counseling Center can help with these challenges. We offer free services to all currently enrolled EKU students. To have an initial assessment, please call (859) 622-1303 or stop by the Whitlock Bldg., Room 571 to get more information.
Another source of help is the Lexington Vet Center. Several resources and locations are available to help combat Veterans from several eras. The Vet Call Center is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. Please call 1-877-WAR VETS (877-927-8387) for more information.
We welcome our veterans home!
|LIFELINE FOR VETS (National Veterans Foundation)
|Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Veterans press 1), text 838255, or chat online
|EKU Military & Veterans Affairs: Information about benefits, help with forms|
|Vet Center: Counseling for veterans and their families|
|Frontline - "The Soldier’s Heart": PBS documentary about PTSD among Iraq war veterans|
Recommended reading for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and supporters:
|An Operators Manual for Combat PTSD: Essays for Coping by Ashley Hart||The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz|
|Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families by Keith Armstrong||Soft Spots: A Marine's Memoir of Combat and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Clint Van Winkle|
|Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans Including Women, Reservists, and Those Coming Back from Iraq by Stanley Krippner and Daryl Paulson|