As Okeechobee County is dedicated in promoting the health of Okeechobee’s residents and boosting our efforts in supporting Military Veterans, we would like to provide additional information that may be helpful for Veterans.
Launched in 2011, MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and Veterans’ own inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support. The site is free and accessible to everyone.
Please check out the following pages and add one or more of them to your site:
- Problems with alcohol or drugs: https://maketheconnection.net/symptoms/alcohol-drug-problems
- Suicide: https://maketheconnection.net/conditions/suicide
- Group therapy and peer support: https://maketheconnection.net/stories/715
By providing the above information to our citizens, we hope to reach even more Veterans and their supporters in our county, showing them that treatment works and recovery is possible.