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June is PTSD Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 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.

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