31 Aug '12, 4pm

Obama: Improve Mental Health Access, Care for Military, Vets

Obama: Improve Mental Health Access, Care for Military, Vets American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 – President Barack Obama today signed an executive order that provides increased access to mental health services for service members, military families and veterans. The order, signed as Obama left Washington for a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, directs the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other key federal departments to expand suicide-prevention strategies and to take new steps to meet the demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment services, White House officials said. The president is expected to share details about the new initiative today during a private roundtable discussion with soldiers and their families at Fort Bliss and during an address to the troops. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the new provisions u...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117706

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