Army Seeks Better Mental Health Program Coordination

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (February 4, 2013)--Army officials are looking for ways to improve the coordination between its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts.

Army Secretary John McHugh visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday to announce the results of a yearlong review of the Army's mental health system.

He has asked to Army officials to finish a plan for a new resilience structure in the next couple weeks in hopes of improving processing times in the disability evaluation system.

His goal is to lower the incidence of suicide, sexual assault and substance abuse among soldiers.

McHugh's plan includes integrating resilience programs into the day-to-day training of soldiers.

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