New UT Austin institute supports military and veteran families

KVUE (Sep 2019) | Sammy Turner 

AUSTIN, Texas — The Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness is a new University of Texas at Austin institute that addresses the needs of military and veteran families by evaluating, developing and implementing programs that support these families.

The institute is a joint effort between the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry of Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

Institute director Elisa Borah said often times it’s the spouses of veterans that encourage them to seek treatment.

“Veterans’ challenges are their families’ challenges,” said Borah, “whether it’s learning to live with a severe injury, coping with mental health issues or adjusting to civilian life.”

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