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VA Provides Superior Mental Health Care to Veterans of Recent Wars, Yet Substantial Unmet Need Remains

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides mental health care of comparable or superior quality to care provided in private and non-VA public sectors, accessibility and quality of services vary across the VA health system, leaving a substantial unmet need for mental health services among veterans of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says a new congressionally mandated reportĀ from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.