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VA Hires 1,600 Mental Health Workers

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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it met its goal of hiring 1,600 new mental health professionals. The VA announced last April that it would hire 1,600 nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers by June as part of an ongoing review of its mental health operations.

Senator Jon Tester, who is Montana's only member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, said, "Every veteran deserves access to the high-quality health care they earned.  With so many veterans returning from war with wounds unseen, I'm glad the VA has met its goal of hiring more mental health professionals.  Now it's time to make sure these professionals are working with local care providers and serving veterans no matter where they live so we can live up to our commitments to our fighting men and women."   

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