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Vets’ mental health may be sold short | City Brights: Winston Chung | an SFGate.com blog

This psychiatrist writing in SF Chronicle reports on issues possibly behind the Afghan massacre headlines…

Whether it’s for states’ mental health budgets, hospital psychiatric services, or even financing a suicide barrier at the Golden Gate Bridge, many are reluctant to put another cent toward mental health, and most, in fact, are dramatically cutting resources.

Based on these trends, I guess it’s not surprising that the military has also become wary of the costs for treating veterans’ mental health. But, the war in Afghanistan continues and what few vets I’ve seen that are returning from this war have some of the most serious mental health needs.

via Vets’ mental health may be sold short | City Brights: Winston Chung | an SFGate.com blog.

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