The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health & Human Services and the Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center will host a webinar, Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Our National Guard and Reserve Components, on Thursday, February 3, 1:30-3:00pm EST.
More than one million of our service members are members of the National Guard or Reserves. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, 2020 required one of the highest mobilization levels of the National Guard since World War II, due to continuous activations in response to missions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and civil unrest. The strategically important Reserve component within the U.S. Armed Forces comprised nearly one-third of all military personnel and one-quarter of service members deployed between 2001 and 2015. National Guard and Reserve components do not receive the same behavioral health care coverage provided to their active-duty brothers and sisters and Reserve component service members insurance benefits are dependent upon activation orders. For those seeking behavioral health treatment, access to top-quality treatment is vital to personal recovery and wellness and military readiness.
This 1.5-hour webinar will provide a framework for National Guard and Reserve component service members and their families to better navigate the behavioral health resources and services they are eligible to receive. We will discuss strategies for improving access and best practices in treatment and services. Participants will discover tools and resources available to promote these strategies and make an impact in their local communities.
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New York, NY
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