PSU Offers Counseling Services to War Veterans

September 24th, 2007 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Plymouth State University is organizing a weekly support group to serve war veterans. The war veterans group is offered by PSU’s Counseling and Human Relations Center, which hopes to provide war veterans, especially those attending PSU, with stress management and coping skills, and support in readjustment to civilian life. The meetings will be in a safe, confidential and supportive environment, facilitated by Robert Hlasny, Ph.D., Clinical Coordinator, and Michael Fischler, Ed. D., Director, Counseling and Human Relations Center.

In explaining their department and institution’s rationale for offering such a group, Fischler and Hlasny explained, “The veterans mission was to offer their support to others. Our mission is to offer our support to them. Nothing could be more natural or necessary. We are honored to have this opportunity.”

The support group is primarily for PSU students, though other war veterans in the state are welcome to participate. For more information about the war veterans group, call Terri Johnson at the Counseling and Human Relations Center at 535-2461 to schedule an intake assessment appointment, which is required for participation and will determine suitability for the group.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., 535-2775 or