A new National Guard Bureau initiative is intended to better provide behavioral health care to members of the Guard living in remote locations. The Veteran Center Outreach Initiative will create opportunities for counseling to those who live far from military medical facilities, according to a release. Mobile vet center staff members belonging to the Department of Veterans Affairs' Readjustment Counseling Service will visit full-time and part-time Guard members during training as part of the effort to offer services at convenient times. The counselors coordinate with Guard behavioral health representatives at state and unit levels to offer services. The initiative has been under development since 2016; it is set to be fully implemented in April. Read more at Army.mil.
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