Coping During COVID: Veterans' Mental Health and Implementation of the Hannon Act, Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 24, 2021   [open pdf - 69MB]

This is the March 24, 2021 hearing on "Coping During COVID [coronavirus disease]: Veterans' Mental Health and Implementation of the Hannon Act," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. From the opening statement of Jon Tester: "Many of our men and women in uniform face isolation and mental health challenges when they return home from their service, and more than a year into his [sic] pandemic we now know that veterans across the country experience mental health concerns at higher rates than ever, and that is why it is important that we gather today to talk about the challenges veterans have faced accessing mental health care during this pandemic, and to hear from both the VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] and the DoD about what they are doing to address those concerns. [...] The Hannon Act combines some of the best ideas from veterans, VSOs [Veterans Service Organizations], VA, and mental health professionals to improve veterans' access to mental health care. It does so through strengthening telehealth and alternative therapies, better connections to care in the community, research through evidence-based treatments, and accountability for the VA's management of suicide prevention resources." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Carroll, Lisa K. Kearney, Tammy Barlet, Thomas Porter, Jim Lorraine, Clifford A. Smith, Matthew A. Miller, Karin A. Orvis, and Chad Bradford.

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S. Hrg. 117-94; Senate Hearing 117-94
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