U center showcases programs and research to care for veterans, first responders


The National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS) at the University of Utah is holding an open house in its new space in the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons to raise community awareness about the services and research programs that the center provides to veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families. Led by psychologist and US Air Force veteran Craig Bryan, the center is dedicated to studying and treating PTSD, suicide, insomnia and nightmares, depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. The center offers clinical services, training for clinicians and research programs. Treatments developed at the NCVS have reduced suicide attempt rates by up to 76% and have resolved PTSD in more than 70% of participants. The open house event is called “STRIVE 2 CONNECT” after the Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for VEterans, or STRIVE, an intensive two-week treatment for PTSD and suicidal thoughts.

The open house will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 3525 of the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Learn more about the NCVS here.