Mental Health Monday focuses on vets, PTSD




In honor of Veterans Day, this month’s “Mental Health Monday” presentation at Clark College will focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and America’s veterans.

Lynn Van Male, director of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration’s behavioral threat management program, will offer Monday’s noon presentation in the Penguin Student Lounge.

She served for more than nine years as a psychologist on the post-traumatic stress disorder clinical team at the Portland VA Medical Center.

Van Male has received several awards for service to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Van Male previously was manager of the VHA’s prevention and management of disruptive behavior program.

The “Mental Health Mondays” sessions are sponsored by the Clark College Counseling Center.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Additional information is at and by calling 360-992-2614.