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Making a Difference: Shattering Barriers to Effective Mental Health Care for Veterans, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, September 17, 2013   [open pdf - 277KB]

This is the September 17, 2013 hearing "Making a Difference: Shattering Barriers to Effective Mental Health Care for Veterans," before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. From the opening statement of Dan Benishek, "Today, we will discuss the actions we must take to reduce the stigma and improve the accessibility and availability of mental health care for veterans here in Ohio and across the VA health care system. We will also discuss the increasingly vital role that faith-based and community groups play in helping our veterans and what we need to do to increase and improve meaningful partnerships between the VA and these community resources, who are often the first and most trusted point of contact for veterans and families in need. Finally, we will also discuss the critical part that family members and other loved ones play in the healing of our heroes and the need to increase family awareness, involvement, and the integration of mental health services, particularly for those veterans most in need of support." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Howard Berry, Nate Pelletier, Rodger Young, Paul Worley, Kristi D. Powell, and Linda D. Smith.

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Serial No. 113-36
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2014
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Public Domain
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