By John Tozzi
January 31, 2018
About half of U.S. veterans who served during the wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq don't get the mental health care they need, according to a new report
that recommends changes to improve the care delivered by the Veterans
Affairs health system.
While many veterans receive good mental health care through the VA, it's
inconsistent across the system, according to the report from the National
Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine-nonprofit institutions that
inform public policy. The detailed, 439-page assessment of the VA's mental
health services was ordered by Congress in 2013 and completed by a committee
of 18 academics.