HomeFront Strong program aimed at military spouses highlighted in Michigan Daily

HomeFront Strong, a program designed by faculty at U-M’s Depression Center aimed at supporting the spouses of military members, was featured in the Michigan Daily.

Michelle Kees, Ph.D., the leader of HomeFront Strong, says the program came about after military leadership realized spouses and families of deployed service members needed more assistance and support.

The eight-week program is designed to help these families deal with the stress and anxiety before, during and after deployment.

“Many of the programs in the military mental hospital focus exclusively on veterans or service members and family members are only seen from mental health services in an ancillary role,” Kees told the Daily. “They don’t receive the spotlight, and with HomeFront Strong, the military spouse truly is the star.”

For more, please visit the Michigan Daily online.