April 27, 2012

VA Increases Mental Health Staff

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More veterans will have access to mental-health care, under a Department of Veterans Affairs plan to increase staff by 1,600. The VA specifically intends to hire more nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, to enhance its present staff of 20,590. After more than a decade of war, the VA has seen requests for mental-health services from veterans increase 35 percent since 2007. Veterans who need immediate help can visit www.VeteransCrisisLine.net, call toll-free

(800) 273-8255 (push 1), or text 838255.

 

 

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