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Senators introduce bill to strengthen mental health support for Native veterans
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Senators introduce bill to strengthen mental health support for Native veterans

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Senator Moran has helped to introduce a bill to strengthen mental health support for Native veterans. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) says he and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined together to recently introduce legislation to ensure culturally competent mental health care for American Indian veterans is given at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Moran indicated that the bill, the American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Mental Health Act, would require each VA medical center to hire a minority veteran coordinator trained in delivering mental health and suicide prevention service that are culturally appropriate for Native veterans. “American war heroes come from every corner of our country, and as they transition out of the military, the VA must wor...