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PTSD there's an app for that

A smartphone application released by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments in the spring leverages the power of mobile technology to help veterans better manage post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tags: mobile , VA , DoD , PTSD , mobile applications , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/07/2011, 11:54am EST

Federal Drive interviews - May 8, 2012

Dr. Sonja Batten, deputy chief for specialty mental health, Veterans Affairs Department, discusses the VA's plans to hire 2,000 mental health professionals and support staff. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) talks about two bills aimed at reducing the number of duplicative government programs.

Tags: Federal Drive , James Lankford , Congress , House , Veterans Affairs Department , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , FAR , Julian Sanchez , Cato Institute ,

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 09:53am EDT

VA boosts staff, online services as mental health needs grow

VA said last month it is hiring nearly 2,000 mental health professionals and support staff. The agency will also continually assess staffing levels.

Tags: VA , mental health , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:48pm EDT