Returning Veterans Face Many Mental Health Risks—We Need More Resources to Help Them
Posted in Care for Your Mind, Veterans | May 24, 2016
Sanjai Rao, M.D., VA Medical Center, San Diego
Of the 1.7 million Veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), an estimated 30% are suffering from mental health issues. That’s hundreds of thousands of individuals in need of psychological care and, for those of us who work in Veterans Affairs (VA), it’s our responsibility to provide it. (read article)
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