Caring for Military Minds

As director of Pitt’s Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, Eric Meyer trains tomorrow’s mental health professionals. He also advances cutting-edge research devoted to helping veterans and emergency responders heal from trauma. This work can be game-changing—and life-saving—for veterans, who are more likely than their general population peers to grapple with certain health issues, such as depression, substance misuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. 

Information accurate as of Nov. 11, 2021.

From the Experts

Many veterans come home and become first responders. People may think they have no contact with the military. But our police, firefighters, EMS workers—they are often veterans. So, when we take care of veterans, we are often taking care of people who are continuing to take care of us even after their military service has ended.

Eric Meyer, Director, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program