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Military Experts Brief Mental Health Caucuses

Mental health experts educated members of Congress last week on how the U.S. military, Veterans Administration (VA) and universities are addressing the military’s mental health crisis. The congressional briefing, held as part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, included military mental health experts from the Army, Air Force, Navy/Marine Corps and VA. The Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Military Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Caucus and Addiction Treatment Caucus hosted the briefing. California Rep. Grace Napolitano (D) co-chairs the Congressional Mental Health Caucus. Speakers included Anthony Hassan, EdD, director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families at the University of Southern California.