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Department of VA Pledges to Hire 1,600 Additional Mental Health Care Professionals

The Department of VA has stated it will hire 1,600 additional
mental health care professionals by the end of June to address the increased
psychological needs of veterans. From 2005 to 2012, the number of veterans
receiving specialized treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder,
substance abuse, or other behavioral conditions has increased from 927,052 to
1.3 million. However, some worry that this initiative will do little to address
the country’s shortage of mental health providers. Read the story.

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