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Trump Signs Order to Improve Mental Health Care for Vets

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by NIKKI WENTLING

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday afternoon paving the way for servicemembers to be enrolled automatically with the Department of Veterans Affairs for mental health care when they leave the military – an attempt to eliminate barriers for transitioning troops to get treatment during their first year after service.

The order, titled “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life,” directs the VA, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan by March 9 on how to seamlessly provide mental health care to new veterans and implement that plan within 180 days.

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