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Veterans Legislation

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The Times Leader


(Source: Shelley Hanson. Times Leader Staff Writer)

Included in the Ohio Senate’s biennial budget are measures aimed at helping veterans combat PTSD and related veteran issues.

Sen. Frank Hoagland’s proposal would provide $12 million for a treatment program for veterans afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder. It will also expand this same program to include law enforcement and other first responders suffering from it, according to information from Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction.

The Ohio Veterans Drug and TMS Treatment project already is helping veterans across the state. TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a kind of treatment for depression. The goal is to treat veterans who have mental health issues, addiction problems or both.

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