April 16, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 1:55 pm

CT expands counseling to all military personnel

Connecticut is widening its National Guard/Reserve mental health counseling to all active-duty military men, women and their families, authorities say.

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, the state departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Veteran's Affairs Commissioner announced expansion Monday of the state's Military Support Program (MSP).

The program is administered by DMHAS and provides a comprehensive array of services, including counseling and case management, in collaboration with numerous state and federal organizations that serve veterans.

A main focus of the program is to assist the approximately 7,000 military service members who have recently returned or will return over the next two years from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans and their families may contact the MSP Call Center at (866) 251-2913.

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