Monday, November 2, 2009
Gates and Shinseki in Mental Health Summit
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Eric Shinseki got together at a Mental Health Summit in Washington, DC on 26 October to declare that more should be done to cut red tape and help combat veterans with PTSD, other mental disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
A DefenseLink article quotes Gen. Shinseki:
“Our collaboration with [the Defense Department] is mission-critical, because we share the same clients, the same population, at different stages in their lives,” Shinseki said. “There can be no ‘seamless transition’ or ‘continuum of care’ without serious and high-quality collaboration between both departments.”