Mental Health News
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Saturday, October 1, 2022 | Category: Mental Health - National
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October 1-31 annually. Domestic violence officially became a separate crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice when President Donald Trump signed the annual defense authorization act into law next week. Visit the August 9, 2018 Military Times article linked below authored by Leo Shane III.
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Thursday, September 1, 2022 | Category: Mental Health - National
September is the month designated as the National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Governmental and non-governmental agencies provide services to veterans and their families. Veterans and military can access the 24/7 VA Crisis Line at:
Dial 988 and then Press 1
June is PTSD Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Category: Mental Health - National
The Department of Veterans Affairs hosts the “National Center for PTSD,” a national resource for research, treatments and connections to assist individuals experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other traumatic stress. This site offers information for veterans, caregivers, family and friends.
UCLA Study Finds Majority Of California Veterans Who Need Mental Health Care Receive Inadequate Or No Treatment
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Category: Mental Health - California
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study found that "76% of California veterans in need of mental health care from 2011 to 2013 either didn’t receive treatment or received inadequate care." Researchers noted that 90,000 veterans with at least one year of military service, or 3.5% of California's veterans, needed mental health care compared to 3.9% of nonveterans. This finding is contrary to perceptions that veterans are more likely to need mental health care.