Understanding PD and Mental Health in the Veteran Community

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Many veterans with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience mental health symptoms, like anxiety and depression, that can have a significant impact on quality of life. This webinar explores the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and mental health in the veteran community. Watch to learn how to recognize mental health symptoms, where to go for support and treatment, how to start the conversation with your provider, and for information on the mental health resources and support services that veterans and their care partners have access to through the VA and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Presenters / Panelists:

Laura Marsh, MD,
Executive Director, Mental Health Care Line, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, National VA Parkinson's Disease Consortium Member
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

Patrick Welch, PhD
Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)

Amanda Janicke, LCSW, CDP
Parkinson’s Disease Information Specialist, Parkinson’s Foundation

Sheera Rosenfeld
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Parkinson’s Foundation


Tracy L. Weistreich, PhD, RN
Nurse Executive, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Healthcare Advancement & Partnerships


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