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http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/08/military-mental-health-care-obama-083112w/ Obama orders improvements in mental health care By Patricia Kime - Staff writer Posted : Friday Aug 31, 2012 6:06:34 EDT President Obama plans to sign an executive order today aimed at reducing the rate of suicide and mental health disorders in veterans and troops by improving access to behavioral health care. The order, to be announced during a presidential visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, will direct cabinet agencies including the departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Health and Human Services and Education, to expand suicide prevention efforts, fill vacancies for mental health jobs and widen outreach to service members and veterans. The executive order, “Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families,” includes actions to improve access ...

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