Veterans Mental Health Care: Improvements to Nurse Training

White House officials announced last week that new initiatives will train more than 3 million nurses to better recognize and treat the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder and other seriously disabling mental health issues in soldiers and veterans. New lessons on symptom identification, signs of mental impairment, and disability treatments will be among some of the focuses the new curriculum will emphasize.

The American Nurses Association is planning on making the new resources available to professional development courses and medical journals so others can access the information as well.

This is just one of the many programs the White House has launched under its Joining Forces campaign, which celebrates its 1-year anniversary this month. The program has so far helped thousands of veterans find jobs, return to school, and has raised awareness for veterans’ advocacy in communities across the nation.

The main resource for veterans seeking assistance with disabling conditions is still the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which provides disability benefits to those who qualify. These benefits and resources available can help a veteran stay financially and emotionally afloat, as medical recourse is sought.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today  1-855-855-8992.