K-State Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Director Dr. Arthur DeGroat was invited to participate Wednesday in a virtual roundtable discussion on veterans suicide prevention efforts.
The discussion was hosted by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and ranking member Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and featured participation from representatives of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Montana Job Service, as well as Kansas State University in Dr. DeGroat.
DeGroat’s resume includes years of research into the transition of service members out of the military environment, the findings of which he discussed at the roundtable as well as in senate testimony before SVAC in October 2021.
DeGroat reflected on the roundtable with KMAN and discussed his thoughts on efforts to increase veterans access to mental health resources. Listen to the conversation below:
KMAN also had the opportunity to speak with SVAC ranking member Sen. Moran live on air Thursday. Hear his reflection and conversation below: