National Council Launches Mental Health First Aid for Veterans


From DHMH:

The National Council for Behavioral Health, leaders from veterans service organizations and mental health advocates recently launched Mental Health First Aid for Veterans. The training program provides participants with information and techniques to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental illness and addiction. Approximately 30% of active-duty and reserve military personnel who deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have mental health conditions requiring treatment (National Council 2013). The program hopes to offer an innovative source of care for populations with the greatest need.


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