Taking a cue from lawmakers in other states, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved the new alert system for locating missing veterans and members of the military with a mental illness.
The rollover calls happen when phone lines are busy, leading to possible waits of 30 minutes or more.
The picture most of us seem to carry in our minds is of a grizzled older white male who served in Vietnam, has chronic mental health and/or substance abuse issues, and can be seen panhandling at an intersection with a cardboard sign.
Texas currently has 21 active veteran’s treatment courts. But Brown County would be the first county in a non-major metropolitan area with this court if commissioners approve it.
The OIG launched an investigation in 2014 after concerns were raised by Dr. Jose Mathews, the St. Louis VA’s former chief of psychiatry.
For the first time since Canada went to war in Afghanistan, the number of soldiers who served there and retired will outnumber those still in the military.
In order to begin to make headway, educators must stand as role models committed to honoring and serving this next greatest generation of veterans as they continue to serve; transition; and become members of the greater civilian community.
A new study shows a sharp decline in suicides at Veterans Affairs inpatient mental health units from 2000 to 2015, thanks to the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist.
When it comes to one of the biggest health issues facing vets — that of mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder — there’s a lot more to be done.
Compared with people still on active duty in the military, veterans out of the service for up to three months were 2.5 times more likely to commit suicide, a U.S. study found. .
Democrats on Tuesday seized on comments Donald Trump made suggesting that military members and veterans with mental health issues are not “strong” and “can’t handle it”.
Biden’s comments came as the Trump campaign said the Republican nominee’s remarks in Virginia on Monday morning were taken out of context by critics.
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline’s former director.
Now more than two years removed since a nationwide scandal involving wait times upended the Veteran Affairs administration, the Dallas branch is moving forward with a slew of renovations and expansions meant to boost access to care and services.
President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. has made serious strides in improving services for military veterans, but work remains to overcome shortcomings in the delivery of health care, housing and mental health services.
The general public vastly overestimates the number of post-9/11 veterans with mental health conditions, a misconception veterans advocates say threatens the overall well-being and employment prospects of former troops.
A veteran could be eligible for a diversion program from the criminal justice system if they are first-time offenders in non-violent cases
A recent study of veterans who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from 2001 to 2007 shows that deployed veterans had a 41 percent higher suicide risk compared with the general U.S. population, while nondeployed veterans had a 61 percent higher suicide risk, according to information on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Many U.S. veterans from the Vietnam War and early Iraq wars are aging and experiencing multiple physical and mental health issues. Clinical nurse specialists shine in this sort of complex chronic illness management.