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VA to Increase Mental Health Staff by 1,900: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced that...

VA to Increase Mental Health Staff by 1,900 April 19, 2012 Printable Version Need Viewer Software? WASHINGTON –Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced that the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce of 20,590 mental health staff as part of an ongoing review of mental health operations. “As the tide of war recedes, we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “History shows that the costs of war will continue to grow for a decade or more after the operational missions in Iraq and Afghanistan have ended. As more Veterans return home, we must ensure that all Veterans have access to quality ment...

Full article: http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2302

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