- Law Center
This symposium will examine the full spectrum of mental health challenges facing America's military and veteran communities by framing the complexities of mental health treatment for our military through three unique perspectives; ranging from clinical realities for our men and women in uniform, the challenges of policy implementation and the prospects of legislative solutions from Congress. Through these panels, our experts will aim to identify permanent solutions for parity and realibility in mental health treatment for our service members.
Introduction: Major General Andrew Davis, ROA Executive Director
Voice of the Veteran: Sergeant First Class Micah Welintukonis, USAR
Legislative Perspective: What is the Congressional view of how the mental health care needs of military and veterans are being met? What kinds of legislative solutions are being examined to address their mental health needs?
Featured Remarks: Senator Joe Donnelly, Senator Rob Portman, Representative Glenn Thompson (invited), Representative Tim Murphy (invited), Representative Kyrsten Sinema (invited)
Clinical and Research Perspective Panel: What does current research tell us about the mental health needs of military and veterans? How can we ensure providers are knowledgeable about current practices? What types of screening should be done to assess the mental health status of military and veterans?
Policy Perspective Panel: What types of innovative programs are being developed to address the mental health needs of military and veterans? How are the Departments reaching out to military and veterans with mental health needs? What are the Administration’s priorities for military and veteran’s mental health care?