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During combat and after returning home some men and women veterans are confronted with significant barriers that harm their psychological well-being. For example, you may have heard about traumatic brain injury or that some veterans encounter symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from their military experiences. Moreover, many veterans experience other obstacles when they return from service such as unemployment

After bravely serving their country in the military, it is very important that all veterans receive the care they need. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving psychological or other services, please search our database to find a psychologist with military experience who can provide individualized care. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

There are many resources available to veterans, some of which are listed below:

Psychologist Spotlight: Virtually Cured

Psychologist Spotlight: Virtually Cured

Marat Zanov and Dawn McDaniel each earned Ph.D.s in psychology at USC Dornsife. After following different career paths, the two friends now work together to treat post-traumatic stress disorder using virtual reality software developed at USC.

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Mental Health Coverage in the Healthcare Landscape

Mental Health Coverage in the Healthcare Landscape

The United States usually spends about $135 billion dollars a year – 5.5% of national health care spending – on mental health treatment. Despite this money, many people do not have adequate access to mental health care. For example, almost 90 million Americans live in federally designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.

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