Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

As the VA starts mental health care for ‘bad paper’ veterans, critics say it’s not enough

June 27, 2017

"The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday that it would begin offering emergency mental health services starting July 5 to veterans with other-than-honorable discharges – following through on a departmental change that VA Secretary David Shulkin promised in March. The change acknowledges the population of veterans has been denied needed care, but it doesn’t go far enough, according to a report released last week from Brown University."