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house Bill H.R. 2699

Armed Forces Behavioral Health Awareness Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJune 4th, 2009

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Armed Forces Behavioral Health Awareness Act

Official Title

To improve the mental health care benefits available to members of the Armed Forces, to enhance counseling available to family members of members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.


Armed Forces Behavioral Health Awareness Act - Makes any member of the Armed Forces who is deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom eligible for readjustment counseling and related mental health services through Vet Centers (centers for such counseling and services for veterans), regardless of the member's duty status. Directs the Secretary of Defense to award grants to nonprofit organizations that provide emotional support services for family members of members of the Armed Forces, including members of the reserves. Requires the Secretary of the Army to carry out a pilot program to enhance awareness of post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD) among members of the Army.

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