Sunday, July 1, 2012

Veterans Health Care: Group urges increased mental-health care for military, families

"Once the war is over, people tend to forget veterans' needs," said Bob Carolla, director of media relations at the alliance. "We want to make sure ongoing mental-health needs aren't forgotten."

The alliance, which advocates for services, treatment of and research on mental illness, said such disorders "affect one in five active-duty service members and are the most common cause of hospitalization."

The rate also applies to military spouses and children, groups the alliance said are often overlooked in mental-health-care treatment.

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