County commissioners approved a resolution at their Tuesday meeting to assist the state’s veterans affairs. Specifically, the resolution supports those who have traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are 5,200 veterans in Kosciusko County, many who suffer from brain injuries and frequent suicides. Commissioner Bob Conley read the resolution. The state spends $36,000 to $40,000 helping war veterans with brain injuries.
By approving the resolution, Kosciusko County is urging the state government to provide appropriate funding and treatment for those with brain injuries. One of those treatments is hyperbaric oxygen therapy that induces oxygen into the body at a faster rate, said Conley. The treatment is used for those with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.
“I have customers who suffer from that, and it’s traumatic,” said Conley. “This treatment will help them.”
Commissioner Ron Truex added, “If it is anything to help them, I’m in favor.”