Monday, June 18, 2007

Defense Department Mental Health Task Force Report

The Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health released their report on the mental health of the military last week. This report found 38 percent of soldiers, 31 percent of Marines, 49 percent of Army National Guard members and 43 percent of Marine reservists were suffering from symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, stress or other problems.

Want to read a summary of the recommendations of the task force? You can read the whole report, or just check out the press release from the Department of Defense.

Want to read media accounts? The Rocky Mountain News has "Report finds barriers to mental health care for military." The Washington Post has a special report on mental health and the Walter Reed Medical Center "Without a Scratch."

Need more resources? Check out the library's guide.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:02 AM

    Department of Defense's Task Force on Mental Health produce final report which was tasked "to examine matters relating to mental health and the Armed Forces and produce 'a report containing an assessment of, and recommendations for improving, the efficacy of mental health services provided to members of the Armed Forces.

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