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Richland Doctor Needs Your Help To Further Assist Local Veterans

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A Richland man is opening the doors of his private practice to the men and women who serve our nation. A Richland man is opening the doors of his private practice to the men and women who serve our nation.
RICHLAND, WA - A Richland man is opening the doors of his private practice to the men and women who serve our nation.

Doctor Joe Streetman already sees mental health patients suffering from mental disorders that have served in the military. Many of them come to him free of charge thanks to grants and programs.

Streetman can connect monitors to their heads that detect brain waves. If the person thinks happy thoughts they successfully navigate through a maze-like video game. He believes this form of training is great therapy but says he can do so much more with help from the public.

"The Veterans Administration has had some struggles in helping these folks out. I think we have to do everything that we can. These people have given so much to help the country out, protect our freedom and protect our American way of life," explained Streetman. 

Streetman has started a fundraising campaign online to pay for upgrades to his system to further help soldiers. It would include more of those monitors to get a stronger evaluation of their mental health. He says currently we don't have a system in the Tri-Cities to do these full evaluations. He is offering his time but says he can't afford to pay for those veterans to travel for these evaluations.

If you'd like to help in Doctor Streetman's cause you can check out the site he has setup for donations here: http://helpmehelpvets.causevox.com/ 
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