Veterans' Mental Health Care

Veterans, mental health advocates , and Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their efforts to improve access to and the quality of… read more

Veterans, mental health advocates , and Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their efforts to improve access to and the quality of mental and physical health care services for veterans. Since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suicide and post traumatic stress disorder rates among veterans had increased significantly. Topics included new VA mental health programs, using smart phone technology to stay connected with veterans after they return home, the stigma of seeking mental health assistance, providing veterans with a sense of mission and peer support in their communities, and alternate mental health approaches. close

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

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  • Kenny Allred Chair Veterans and Military Council
  • Janet Kemp M.D. National Mental Health Program Suicide Prevention Director Department of Veterans Affairs->Veterans Health Administration
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Program ID:
311617-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2013
Last Aired:
Apr 2, 2013

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  • Mar 20, 2013 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Mar 25, 2013 | 1:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2013 | 2:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 26, 2013 | 6:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Mar 27, 2013 | 5:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 27, 2013 | 6:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 2013 | 10:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 02, 2013 | 11:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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