Mullen Says Number Of Veterans Confronting Mental Health Issues Is Likely To Grow

The Washington Times (4/7, Wolfgang) reports that former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday that “the nation must prepare for growth in the number of veterans dealing with mental health issues and other challenges as they return from Iraq and Afghanistan.” On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mullen said that “it will be critical in the coming years for the US to do all it can to help the nation’s fighting men and women transition back into society,” adding, “I think our force, because it has been away so much, has not had to deal with those [mental health and other issues] as directly as they may have in the past and now that we’re going to be home more, I think we’re going to actually see an increased number of challenges associated with that.”

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— “Military hitting the breaking point on mental health problems,” Ben Wolfgang, Washington Times, April 6, 2014.

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