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Herschel Walker tackles military mental health

by: PHOTO BY: STAFF SGT. APRIL DAVIS - During the Feb. 6 event, Herschel Walker signs an autograph for Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Terrence Hoover.Visiting Clackamas last week, Herschel Walker, Heisman trophy winner and former National Football League player, spoke to service members, veterans and their families about mental health at the 41 Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Withycombe.

Walker is known for his talent on the football field. He was also an Olympian and recently won two professional mixed martial arts matches with technical knockouts. He visits military installations throughout the nation to share his personal experiences with mental illness and the importance of seeking treatment.

The Feb. 6 event at Camp Withycombe was sponsored by the Patriot Support Program to reduce stigma among service members for seeking help with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.



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