Veterans Administration Mental Health Care

The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on improving access to mental health care services for former soldiers, and the level… read more

The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on improving access to mental health care services for former soldiers, and the level of care veterans receive for problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury. The witnesses included Veterans Health Administration (VHA) officials, mental health experts, and family members of war veterans who killed themselves after returning from active duty. Jean and Howard Somers told a story about their son, Daniel, being told no beds were available when he attempted to check himself into the VHA for a mental health crisis. Daniel in response sat down on the floor and cried. A VHA staff person told him he could stay and cry as long as he needed before driving himself home. close

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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 10, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2014

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  • Jul 10, 2014 | 9:16am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2014 | 1:30pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Aug 13, 2014 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 29, 2014 | 1:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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