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New counselor in Rhinelander for veteransSubmitted: 01/22/2019
Angela Kim
Angela Kim
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akim@wjfw.com

New counselor in Rhinelander for veterans
RHINELANDER - Veterans in Rhinelander will get some support a little closer to home. The Oneida County Veteran's Service recently gained a new counselor from Wausau after the former counselor retired from the Service Office. 

One Veteran's Service Officer, Tammy Javenkoski, said this kind of support is needed more in the Northwoods.
 
"What I want to see with mental health counseling is when someone needs mental health counseling, I don't want this to wait," said Javenkoski. "I mean, this is why we have a 22-per-day veteran suicide rate in this country. Because people have to wait for mental health counseling and that should never be the case."

She hopes that former combat veterans take advantage of this service. 

"Mental health counseling with veterans is needed everywhere," said Javenkoski. "We're no different here, we have a shortage of it, so anything helps. I'm really glad that she's coming just because the more, the better."

Javenkoski added it's a great way for veterans to get counseling if they're looking for more private methods. The medical records are kept solely by the Veteran Center and don't go anywhere else.


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