VA Mental Health Care Examined at Hearing
WASHINGTON, DC – The hearing examined a broad range of issues, including veteran suicide, providing timely access and quality care, and the progress VA has made in a variety of areas concerning mental health.
“The VA’s recent move to provide more accurate data on suicide rates among veterans is going to help us address this tragic problem. It’s clear, however, that the rates are too high and we can’t expect that doing more of the same will suffice,” said Rep. Mike Michaud (Maine-02), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “We must continue to reduce the stigma too often associated with seeking mental health care.
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