VA To Host Mental Health Summitsby Michael Patrick Brewer on Jul. 22, 2013, under Veterans Benefits
I hope they invite graduates of the vast array of treatment programs to showcase with solid testimonials that programs like the Purple Mountain Institute in Tucson, the Merritt Center in Payson, the EBTU program at the VA and the Vet Centers, are actually doing a good job of caring for veterans. The journalistic cliche, “that if it bleeds in leads,” is apt for the way the VA is viewed by the media. I think they are dancing as fast as they can. Who planned for 14 years of war? How could any rational legislator plan that far ahead to meet the needs of the returning veterans?
The Armed Forces grew by about 8% since 2000 to supply the global conflicts. The private sector contractors grew by approximately 25%. Now tell me, is that a Military Industrial Complex or what? So lets sequester some of the war profiteering and give it to the VA. Is that not what our soldiers earned. They are not profiting.
Mental Health Summits
Meeting the mental health care needs of Veterans and their families is among one of the highest priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). While VA continues to expand mental health resources to meet the needs of Veterans, truly Veteran-centric, recovery-oriented care requires active collaboration and coordination with partners in the community. Through collaboration, VA can promote awareness and utilization of VA mental health resources, help Veterans gain access to community services, and build healthy communities for Veterans and their families. In the interest of promoting community collaboration, each facility is hosting a Mental Health Summit. These Mental Health Summits are expected to help build or sustain collaborative efforts with community providers to enhance mental health and well-being for Veterans and their families. To learn about Mental Health Summits in your area, please use the map below. Click on your state for a list of summits in your area.
Please Note: Selecting a state will open a Word document containing Summit information for that state.