VA Plans on Increasing Mental Health Staff By 1,900
VA recently announced that it will add around 1,600 mental health clinicians, which include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers and approximately 300 support staff to its already existing workforce of 20,590 mental health employees.
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki explained that as more Veterans return home from war, all must be done to provide access to quality mental health care. Funds for the increase in staffing will come from the current budget.
To see the official VA announcement, please view this link http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2302