Silver Spring Vet Center

July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCM Connects Adult Mental Health (VIDEO)

National and County Mental Health Statistics Crazy. Nuts. Psycho. Screwball. Bonkers. The words for mental illness are derogatory, negative and plentiful. Experts say that these descriptors often cause sufferers to feel the sting of shame that stops up to half of them from seeking medical attention. The stigma also stops them from talking to loved […]

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November 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

From Tragedy to Triumph: Vietnam War Veteran on Overcoming Invisible Wounds

Certain dates remain engraved in your memory forever. For Wayne Miller, that date is July 4, 1969. While many back home were celebrating the American holiday, it was a day Miller thought would mark dependency on others for the rest of his life. Miller had graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 1968 and had […]

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January 28, 2013 | Pamela Wilkins

Photo of service dog and military

A Hero’s Best Friend

For those veterans who return from combat duty with physical or psychological injuries, Hero Dogs Inc. and the Silver Spring Vet Center offer an array of services, ranging from employment assistance, counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, and help with day-to-day tasks that may simply be too hard for the recovering veteran to accomplish. Wayne Miller […]

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