Roseville police offer connection to help veterans

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Roseville police officers have become a link in a chain of communication between troubled veterans and a mental health organization that could benefit them. The Soldiers Project in Sacramento has given Roseville officers referral cards that they can hand out to veterans and their loved ones should they need any kind of counseling or psychological help. The organization provides free, confidential psychological treatment for active-duty military and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their family members and loved ones. Patrol Lt. Marc Glynn distributed the cards last week to about 70 street officers, who can hand out the cards to veterans whom officers deem might benefit from the help, according to Dee Dee Gunther of the Roseville Police Department. Glynn became acquainted with The Soldiers Project and its mission to serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families at a recent event held in Roseville. “We’re happy to have this free resource for our veterans,” Gunther said, in a statement. The Roseville Police Department is the second Sacramento-area agency to begin distributing literature for The Soldiers Project in Sacramento. “We are so grateful to the Roseville Police Department for recognizing veterans’ needs within the community,” said Roseville resident and clinical director for The Soldiers Project-Sacramento Carolyn Fink, in a statement. “Every opportunity we get to advertise our services is a chance to help bring a veteran all the way home.” For more information about The Soldiers Project-Sacramento and its programs, call (877) 557-5888 or e-mail ~ Toby Lewis