EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two projects led by a Michigan State University professor aim to help Michigan National Guard members and their families in the transition from active duty to civilian life.
The East Lansing school announced Tuesday that the work by Adrian Blow and others is getting $1.5 million in funding.
A $1.3 million Defense Department grant will help them study resiliency in military families by working directly with National Guard veterans, their spouses and parents. A $200,000 grant from the Detroit-based Ethel and James Flinn Foundation will help Blow lead an effort to train mental health counselors.
Thousands of members of the Michigan National Guard have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some face post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, unemployment and other challenges.