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July 2, 2009

RAND Study Finds 3 out of 4 Veterans in Need of Mental Health Care receive Inadequate Care or No Care at All

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 10:06 pm

Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) addressed the rising suicide rate among veterans last week.

“Suicide among Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans is at an all-time high,” said Akaka. “The number of veterans found to have service-connected PTSD is not just rising, it is rising several times faster than service-connected disabilities overall…Veterans are committing suicide at a higher rate than their civilian counterparts. A recent RAND study found that nearly three out of four veterans in need of mental health care receive inadequate care or no care at all.”

Full Article:
<a href= “http://honoluluweekly.com/cover/2009/06/killed-in-action/”>Killed in action</a>
By Adrienne LaFrance
Jul 1, 2009

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