August 26th, 2014|
Each day, more disabled veterans return home to Alabama with injuries or medical conditions that qualify them for veterans’ disability benefits. Some of the most common conditions keeping service members out of the workforce are mental health conditions related to traumatic brain injuries.
To help address both the problems of mental health and employment amongst disabled veterans, the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is putting on a mental health summit and job fair this week.
According to FOX News, the mental health summit will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Building 4 Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will work to connect the VA with other local medical providers in order to foster a relationship that will benefit veterans.
This Sunday, the job fair will kick off in the Sports Atrium of Building 137 at 9 a.m. Employers and VA representatives will be on hand to help match veterans with potential jobs until 1 p.m. Those seeking employment are asked to be prepared for onsite interviews and to bring copies of their resumes.
The Birmingham veterans’ disability attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers understand the difficulties many veterans and their families face. That’s why we encourage veterans to consider attending these upcoming events.