VA to increase Veterans’ access to mental health services


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In partnership with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, VA is planning to give all new Veterans access to mental health care for at least one year after their completed military service, regardless of disability status. As of now, patients must be enrolled in the VA health care system to receive the full suite of counseling options. By lifting this requirement, we believe we can better serve Veterans transitioning to civilian life.

Leading the charge is the VA North Texas Health Care System, where plans to expand mental health efforts are already underway. As employees strive to integrate services throughout North Texas, our hope is to provide a model of care for other locations across the country.

All of this works in conjunction with VA’s organization-wide Mental Health Hiring Initiative, which aims to add 1,000 new staff members to our team this year. That includes psychiatrists, psychologists, peer support specialists, social workers and other professionals in the field. It’s your chance to join us in treating several of today’s most urgent mental health issues to improve Veterans’ lives.

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy regular salary increases, annual performance bonus opportunities and outstanding benefits, such as 49-54 days of paid time off per year (i.e., 26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave and 10 federal holidays). You may also receive a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance. Sound like your kind of career? Explore our available positions and apply today.

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  1. Victor Sellers    

    That’s great. It took my 46 years after Vietnam to get service connected, because the VA and DoD hid all my treatment records and still do because they fall under the Deliberative Process Privilege, hiding the reasons for my hospitalization for a month in Vietnam. I was medivac’d out with a profile for permanent damage affecting every organ and system in my body, but lied to and deceived even still to this day
    March 15, 2018. I was hospitalized 5/18/1971 to 6/15/1971 and several more times before discharge. I never recovered and never got a cause that was believable. I was refused service connection and all medical care as well as being refused to be seen for the issues at the Kansas City VARO. I am glad to hear the corrupt slimebags have died or retired and can’t ruin even more lives like they did mine. Some should be in prison or banned from medicine at minimum. Good luck to our veterans .

  2. Craig Genteman    

    I love this last paragraph lol. “As part of our team, you’ll enjoy regular salary increases, annual performance bonus opportunities and outstanding benefits, such as 49-54 days of paid time off per year (i.e., 26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave and 10 federal holidays). You may also receive a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance. Sound like your kind of career?”

    Here is what it should really read:

    “As part of our team, you’ll enjoy a regular hostile work environment, annual whistleblower opportunities, and outstanding benefits, such as 49-54 days of regular Manager Relatiating per year. You may also receive a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance, if you fall under our special Nepotism program. Sound like your kind of career?

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