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      house Committees
      House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
      Health
    IntroducedMay 25th, 2010

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Title

Student Veteran Counseling Improvement Act

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a toll-free hotline to assist mental health professionals at institutions of higher learning, to provide training to mental health professionals at institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes.

Summary

Student Veteran Counseling Improvement Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a toll-free telephone number to provide mental and behavioral health professionals with information related to the treatment and counseling of a veteran reporting symptoms of: (1) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); (2) traumatic brain injury; (3) anxiety; (4) depression; (5) sexual assault; (6) sexual trauma; (7) readjustment disorder; or (8) other service-connected mental health conditions. Requires that a licensed mental health counselor employed by the VA operate the hotline and provide such information. Directs the Secretary to notify each institution of higher learning of the hotline and provide hotline information on the VA's Internet website. Requires the Secretary to provide mental and behavioral health professionals at each institution of higher learning with training on such information.

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