5.3 Addressing Veterans’ Mental Health Needs


Conference Presentation | July 27, 2012

Files: Addressing Veteran’s Mental Health Care Needs by Anastasia Edmonston (PDF | 624 KB | 11 slides) Handout: Compensatory Strategies for Home, Work and Community by Anastasia Edmonston (DOC | 23 KB | 3 pages) An Overview of VA Mental Health Service by Lisa Kearney (PDF | 635 KB | 14 slides)

Veterans face a host of challenges when they return to the civilian world. With historic rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms of traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma occurring among our recently returning veterans, there is an increasing focus within VA on addressing mental health treatment needs. This workshop will cover some of VA’s mental health and homeless initiatives addressing these issues, as well as program and case management techniques for addressing these complex conditions.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Anastasia Edmonston, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD (Moderator)
  • Fuad Issa, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Lisa Kearney, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC