Melanie Squire embarked on her professional journey by providing critical support to military personnel grappling with the harrowing effects of combat trauma. Her initial focus on this dedicated group of individuals soon revealed a profound truth: the need for her expertise extended far beyond the military sphere.
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The Military and Veteran Counseling Center — a facility dedicated to providing specialized counseling for veterans and active duty members of the military that is not affiliated with the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs — is now operating in Layton.
A new counseling center has opened in Utah to provide mental health therapy for those who have served in the military. The center provides specialized care outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A new, 24-hour hotline is being created to help Utahns who are questioning their sexuality. Melanie Squire, who’s putting the Pride Empathy line together, says she used to discriminate against the LGBT community herself, but then took a class with her husband to learn more.
Callers who are suicidal will be connected to Valley Mental Health’s crisis hotline, said empathy-line founder Melanie Squire. The Trevor Project (1-866-4-U-TREVOR) is a national crisis line for LGBT individuals but Squire, a 31-year-old social work student, wanted to create a resource for Utahns.
This empathy hot line, which will be administered by the Utah Pride Center, is the brainchild of Melanie Squire, who describes it as “providing empathy, support and networking to people in the LGBT community.”