Army puts emphasis on treating PTSD disorders

Army puts emphasis on treating PTSD disorders

Army puts emphasis on treating PTSD disorders

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:22 AM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- Army officials are trying to do a better job reducing suicide, sexual assault and substance abuse among soldiers.

Army Secretary John McHugh visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tuesday and was expected to announce the results of a yearlong review of the Army's mental health system. He says many commanders are unaware of the available programs.  He said solider mental health care is his top priority.

"When you teach resiliency, you give people the psychological and physical tools in which to deal with it, but you also talk about the acceptance and the acceptability of reaching out for help," said McHugh.

The Pentagon released a statement showing more U.S. soldiers are lost to suicide than combat.
 

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