Veterans Mental Health
Over 50% of people using Community Center services have experienced trauma related mental illness.
Many of these are military personnel and veterans who are among the most at-risk populations for exposure to traumatic events and the development of posttraumatic stress and trauma related disorders.
The Texas Council suppports programs and legislation to ensure Texas veterans receive the mental health services they need. These include:
- Community-based behavioral health initiatives for Veterans and their families
- Telemental health services for underserved rural veterans
- Support programs for veterans who come in contact with the criminal justice system
- Legislation to support the establishment of veteran court programs in Texas
For more information about the Texas Council's veterans mental health policy initiatives, please contact the Texas Council office.