Chandler to host mental health event for veterans

The city of Chandler Diversity Office is partnering with Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans, to host a Military Mental Resilience Fair from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on June 25, at the Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., according to a news release from the city.  (Courtesy city of Chandler)
The city of Chandler Diversity Office is partnering with Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans, to host a Military Mental Resilience Fair from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on June 25, at the Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler Diversity Office is partnering with Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans, to host a Military Mental Resilience Fair from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on June 25, at the Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler Diversity Office is partnering with Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans, to host a Military Mental Resilience Fair from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on June 25 at the Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., according to a news release from the city.

This event is the first in the city, and officials hope it will continue for years to come, according to the release. It serves as an opportunity for local veterans to connect with a range of organizations and services they may be eligible for.

“Since working with Operation Shockwave, we’ve learned there are more than 13,000 veterans that live in our city,” said Niki Tapia, with the Chandler Diversity Office, in the release. “We’re committed to assist with outreach to ensure our veteran community is aware of all of resources available at this event and through Operation Shockwave.”

During the free event, there will be a series of workshops, and a attendees may sign up for any workshop during registration the day of the fair.


Emotional Freedom Technique: Tapping


Presenter: CaS Facciponti, co-founder of Operation Shockwave

8-8:45 a.m.




Living with PTSD

Presenter: Adam Bigelow, PTSD Foundation, Arizona Chapter

10-10:45 a.m.

How Trauma Affects Your Window of Tolerance

Presenter: Laura Wood, Benavieri Counseling

11-11:45 a.m.

Breath Work for Mental Health and a Discussion in Cold Therapies

Presenter: Ryan Anderson

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Signs You Are Questioning Your Faith

Presenter: Marcus Ray

1-1:45 p.m.




VA Loans and the Homebuyers Experience

Presenter: Lee Griffith, MilSpec

2-2:45 p.m.



Additional services available at the fair include: motor vehicle division informational booth on licenses and services, college enrollment services, VA eligibility and enrollment, VA disability claim assistance, palliative and hospice options, veteran court, case management, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System/Department of Economic Security, counseling services, faith-based support services, haircuts, chiropractic evaluations and massage chairs as well as several food vendors, according to the release.



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