Tuesday, March 28, 2017

South Texas Sends Mental Health Teams to Veterans Homes

Some South Texas veterans suffering from mental illness get in-home treatment
FOX 29 San Antonio
March 28, 2017
The team works at the Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Social workers, doctors and some veterans drive to a vet's home to help them cope with illnesses like Schizophrenia or Bi-polar disorder.
SAN ANTONIO - Mental illness is a topic many people are afraid to talk about and it may even discourage some military veterans from seeking help.

That's why the Veterans Affairs administration has been providing a special option for some vets suffering from severe mental illness.

According to the VA, a growing number of military vets in our area need help dealing with mental illness.

For more than 10 years, the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery team has been providing home visits to vets as far away as Kerrville.
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