Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mental Health and the Department of Veterans Afffairs

Congress recently had hearings about "Mental Health Challenges withing the US Department of Veterans Affairs".

AlterNet has a discussion of the hearings.

As near as I can tell the whole thing was pretty much empty of any meaningful content. Testimony from the Deputy Chief of the VA Office of Mental Health was pretty much nothing but empty platitudes.

My own experiences with the mental health services offered by the VA are a mixed bag, with tendency towards the really bad.