HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that veterans experiencing an acute suicide crisis are now receiving free emergency mental health care.
Benefits include 30 days of inpatient care, 90 days of outpatient care, and post-emergency treatment and referral assistance. This applies to both VA and non-VA medical facilities.
The new policy is in line with the Biden administration’s policy of reducing suicide among veterans.
Scott Martin, a local veteran, said free mental health was more appealing, but mental health services were always available. is to ask for
“It’s detrimental to their military careers, so they absorb it and move on and don’t complain. I was.
These benefits are available to veterans regardless of veteran enrollment.
Veterans can also connect to professional help by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
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