Consultant advises veterans and first responders to make mental health a priority |  Fire and EMS

Consultant advises veterans and first responders to make mental health a priority | Fire and EMS







A flag was raised in front of Grand Haven’s Department of Public Safety in August to honor cyclists coming into town and Grand Haven police officer Scott Flahave who fell. A similar flag will be raised on Sunday to commemorate those killed in the September 11 terrorist attack 21 years ago.




As communities across the country remember the September 11 terrorist attack that occurred 21 years ago on Sunday, a local counselor is advising those who may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to get help.

Christopher Pease, a licensed professional counselor and a US Army veteran, says it’s important for people to be around those they love and support in times like these.

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