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Veterans

Purple Hearts for PTSD: Report Calls for Change in Military Culture
6/28/2012
NAMI released a special report today, Parity for Patriots: The Mental Health Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families.

The Afghanistan Tragedy
3/20/2012
...it is clear that the system of identification, diagnosis and intervention for ongoing invisible wounds of soldiers serving America...is not what it should be.

NAMI Says Defense Department AWOL on Mental Health Care for National Guard and Reserves
12/12/2011
A statement from Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of NAMI, on National Guard mental health care crisis and access to care at stake in the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations bill.

Mental Health Cuts: The "Super Committee" Debate
9/16/2011
Congressional leaders targeting Medicaid, critical safety net programs, mental health research and more.

Clarence Jordan: Person First
11/04/2009
NAMI Board Member and Veteran Navy Pilot Clarence Jordan opens up about his experience with depression while serving in the military.

U. S. Army Suicide Report
8/20/2007
The Army reports the highest suicide rate in 26 years.

Veterans Day 2004: Take Action
11/10/2004
Support our veterans! Ask your legislators to push for increased funding for critical mental health services for those who served.

NAMI Launches National Campaign
11/10/2003
Law enforcement, education, business, and health care leaders join forces. State campaigns to go in Florida, Iowa, W. Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, and Mass.

Veterans Have New Battlefront in America
8/11/2003
NAMI advocates have fought for years to gain adequate services for America's veterans. A new battlefront is emerging. The Department of Veterans' Affairs has announced a restructuring plan that would affect 13 VA facilities; seven hospitals would be closed. Speak out now!

Mental Health Crisis Demands Sweeping Transformation
6/30/2003
New national survey data shows 67% of mental health consumers in the prime of their lives are unemployed: 55% have an annual income of less than $10,000. Nation's grassroots, state and federal leaders call for unified commitment for immediate change.

VA Works to Increase Consumer and Advocate Involvment in Mental Health Programs
6/01/2003

Terrorism & War: Surgeon General Issues Alert
4/10/2003
"..there's no greater mental health issue facing us as a nation than the effects of terrorism and war." -- Richard Carmona



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