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Second Lady Karen Pence visits Atlanta to highlight mental health for veterans

The tour was held on Wednesday.

ATLANTA — The Second Lady of the United States came to Atlanta to tour an Emory Healthcare program geared toward treating mental health conditions facing the nation's veterans.

According to the White House, Second Lady Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, was set to tour the facility Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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The White House said Mrs. Pence would be touring the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, which is conducting work to treat traumatic brain injuries (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological health conditions. 

According to Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense reported more than 375,000 diagnosed cases of TBI among members of the U.S. armed forces around the world between 2000 and 2017. The department also reported more than 1.7 million veterans received treatment in a VA mental health program in the 2018 fiscal year.


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