Veterans Mental Health Care

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to examine and identify mental health challenges within the Department of Veterans… read more

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to examine and identify mental health challenges within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, including increasing numbers of cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness. Witnesses included the parents of Specialist Tim Bowman (U.S. Army, Illinois National Guard, Bravo Troop, 106th Calvary), who committed suicide, authors with personal connections to the problem, and representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Due to the length of testimony some other witness were deferred to a later hearing.

Penny Coleman is the author of Flashback: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, And the Lessons of War, published by Beacon Press, Ilona Meagher is the author of Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America’s Returning Troops, published by Ig Publishing. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
202918-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Dec 13, 2007

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  • Dec 12, 2007 | 11:55pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 13, 2007 | 5:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 13, 2007 | 3:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 13, 2007 | 10:49pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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