The Power of a Story: Building Resiliency for Veterans through Community & Conversations, Sept. 23, 2019 @csusm


20+ Veterans commit suicide every day.

One suicide is far too many so what can we do to stop this?

San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond, Cal State San Marcos, and Veteran Crisis Outreach invite you to join us to hear solutions from Veterans themselves!

The Power of a Story brings healing and hope to our military personnel, our Veterans and their family members. This forum will provide opportunities for Veterans to share their stories of trauma and post-traumatic growth, providing attendees with insight and understanding for our Veterans.

Intended Audience:

  • College students, Faculty, Staff & Administrators
  • Community members,  Military and Veteran supporters
  • Professionals in fields such as mental health, public health, counseling, medical fields, higher education, social work, sociology, psychology, nursing, law enforcement, emergency response, judicial representatives, political representatives

Attendees will hear first-hand from Veterans to learn more about their transition successes and barriers so mark your calendars to attend this important event.

Resources will be made available at the event, but in the meantime:
For Vets, Military Service Members, or others seeking mental health crisis assistance, contact The Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 OR OR

Veteran Crisis Outreach (VCO)
County of San Diego, Supervisor Jim Desmond
Cal State San Marcos

CSUSM Co-Sponsors:
College of Education, Health & Human Services
College of Humanities, Arts & Behavioral Social Sciences
Veteran Services
Extended Learning

Community Co-Sponsors:
Global Inspirational Speakers
Scripps Health
MCRD Museum Foundation

Get your tickets today!
CSUSM Students: FREE
Veterans/Military Service Members: FREE
Community: $10
Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $5

For more information please email: or
Marilyn Huerta, Communication Specialist
College of Education, Health & Human Services

#BeThere #BattleBuddy #MakeaDifference #CSUSM #CougarVets #CSUSMVeterans #USMC #USN #USArmy #USAirForce #USCG #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #ThePowerofaStory



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