Mental Health

The Military1 Mental Health Topic provides news reports, expert opinion, video resources and more on mental health of those in the Armed Forces. In this topic you’ll find information for service members – whether active, reserve or veteran - on mental health benefits, treatment, PTSD and support.

Mental Health Articles

VA document: Gunman who killed deputy had fled mental ward 

By Dan Elliott Associated Press DENVER — The gunman who killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy escaped from the mental health ward of a VA hospital in Wyoming in 2014 but was located and returned, according to a Veterans Affairs docum ... - More

Mental Health Videos

PSA: I'm good, but are you ready to listen?

When you ask how someone is doing and get the response “I’m good,” do you ever give it a second thought? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense have come together to create a video that addresses this questio ... - More

Mental Health Exclusives

Vets eligible to file for disability due to depression from pain

By Douglas G. Jackson Military1 Columnist There is no doubt that troops push their bodies to the limit to keep this country safe. While they may be at the peak of physical fitness at the time, pain can, and does, affect our veterans for years to ... - More