Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families









The Walter Reed Army Institute estimates that 15-17 percent of returning military from the Global War on Terror will have significant mental health and substance use disorder issues. (Col. Charles Hoge, M.D., January, 2007, The American Journal of Psychiatry).

The needs of returning soldiers and their families are substantial. While increasing information is emerging on the impact of combat exposure on military service members, less is known regarding the impact of these experiences on deployed women and family members – particularly children. It is essential that efforts be made to expand our knowledge and that medical and mental health support services are put in place to respond to these needs.















For more information on issues related to Veterans affairs, please contact the Department of Government Relations at 703-907-7800 or at advocacy@psych.org


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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Resources for Returning Military and Their Families   H.R. 4042: Veterans Access to Care Act 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

March 2014: Ensuring Veterans' Resiliency Act

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD   
Veterans Crisis Hotline