Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) veterans have a valuable, new service available to them.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs recently donated a Polycom unit to CVTC. The unit will allow veterans s to have access to online psychiatric services.
The Polycom equipment, used for videoconferencing, will give veterans the opportunity to speak to a psychiatrist without going to a Veterans Administration clinic.
Military life, and especially deployments, can present challenges to service members. Having the opportunity to speak to a mental health expert will assist veterans work through problems they may have.
“Our veterans go through a lot, both when they are deployed and when they get home,” Raymond Perez commented. “We want to make it as easy as possible for them to continue their education, but to also receive necessary medical assistance. This piece of equipment will help your students tremendously.”
The equipment , valued at $20,000, will be located in a private office in the Business Education Center.
In the above photo, Deb Ludwikowski, CVTC's Veterans Officer, stands next to the Polycom unit, which was presented to the College by Raymond Perez of the Wiscsonin Department of Veterans Affairs.