Military Recruit Mental Health Screening Measure Passes House

The Stars And Stripes (DC) (5/23, Tritten) reports that military recruit “mental health screening…passed the House on Thursday as part of the massive 2015 defense budget.” The measure, “sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., orders the National Institutes of Health to create a universal mental health evaluation for potential recruits that would catch past suicide attempts and psychiatric disorders.”

The screening “data could be used by the services to weed out candidates with potentially dangerous mental health issues.”

A similar proposal has also been introduced in the Senate.

Related Links:

— “House passes new mental health screening for recruits,” Travis J. Tritten, Stars and Stripes, May 22, 2014.

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