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Study shows volunteering improves physical, mental health for post-911 military veterans

from KY Forward

Volunteering improves physical health, mental health and social outcomes for post-9/11 military veterans, according to a recent study co-authored by Karen Lawrence, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. The study is the first national study of civic service among United States military veterans and will be published in the February 2017 print issue of Psychiatry Research. "It is really interesting to me that, out of all the participants, veterans who screened positive for probable post-traumatic stress disorder before the program showed the largest improvement in perceived self-efficacy at the end," Lawrence said more

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