Honor veterans: Pass Excellence in Mental Health Act
from The Hill
Recently, a young woman in San Diego contacted the VA at the Military Mental Health Project. She is a U.S. army veteran diagnosed with PTSD and was homeless. While in the service she was a victim of rape. Because her case was undocumented, she did not qualify for certain veterans' benefits. The Military Mental Health Project was able to connect this servicewoman with federal and local resource providers, such as the VA and community mental health services, in her area. She got treatment in the form of individual counseling and group therapy. She now has a job she likes, is no longer living on the streets and is happy with the direction her life is headed. Stories like this one show how critical mental health treatment is and how important it is that we help make sure America's returning warriors can get it.
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