Parity for patriots: The mental health needs of military personnel, veterans and their families

Date: 2012
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Report
Author:  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Publisher:  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

This report calls for Purple Heart medals to be awarded for psychological wounds like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and for military commanders at all levels to be accountable for suicide prevention and elimination of stigma and increasing the VA's service capacity and having the U.S Department of Health & Human Services fully implement the 2008 mental health insurance parity law. Includes statistics, charts and tables describing the scope of the problem.

Populations:  Military Service Members and Veterans
Settings:  Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Depression/Bipolar, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation