Together With Veterans Update

Last October WMWV spoke with former Army Captain Ray Gilmore, who was involved with a project called, “Together With Veterans.” The plan was to address Veteran Suicide by building social support networks within New Hampshire communities. If successful, methods developed in this program will be used in preventing suicide with other demographics. Gilmore says that there’s progress since our October meeting.  Together With Veterans is planning on assessing the Berlin, Gorham area on January 10th before they begin to offer training for local residents in February. The plan is to start in more populated communities and then build connections into the more rural areas surrounding them. He also says the project has added retired Navy Commander Steven Wyrsch to their lineup. Ray says, “His experience as both a veteran and healthcare executive will be crucial in helping to establish some standard practices across the north country to tighten up the safety net in the community.”