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As #veterans seek #mentalhealth care, #VA faces criticism over delays and shortages.

As #veterans seek #mentalhealth care, #VA faces criticism over delays and shortages.

Related VA plans to hire 1,900 additional mental health staffers VA sees shortfall of mental health specialists Blake Uddin, a sergeant in the Wisconsin National Guard with two tours of duty in Iraq, talks to a reported during an interview, April 10, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brian Peterson, Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT MINNEAPOLIS — After six sleepless nights, Blake Uddin knew he was in trouble. He was hearing voices and feeling “clairvoyant.” A sergeant in the Wisconsin National Guard with two tours of duty in Iraq, Uddin drove himself to the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs hospital, where he expected to be admitted. Instead, after a two-hour exam, doctors said he was not a threat to himself or others, even though they called his Guard unit and suggested he not be allowed around weapons. He was told to come back the following week. Four days later, with the voices no...

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