New laws and programs aim to help war vets' mental health
from The Metro West Daily News
As the war in Iraq is coming to a close, returning Reserve and National Guard members face more mental health challenges. Unlike, their active duty counterparts, who return to domestic bases where colleagues and supervisors can monitor and intercede on an everyday basis, these men and women return to their homes, becoming more susceptible to violence and substance abuse. Lawmakers and veterans agencies are working to add programs and initiatives to help veterans, especially to these National Guard and Reserve members receive mental health services.
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