Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Metro Detroit's Veterans
Jan 14, 2016
|PDF file||1.6 MB||
Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.
|Add to Cart||Paperback106 pages||$20.00||$16.00 20% Web Discount|
Supporting the mental health needs of veterans is a national priority. Over the past decade, there have been several studies describing the needs of the veteran population, particularly those who served in the post-9/11 era, calling for improved access to high-quality mental health services. In response, the federal government has expanded funding and services to meet increasing demand. At the same time, there has also been a proliferation of nongovernmental support to improve services for veterans in local communities. Often, in an attempt to deploy resources quickly, new programs and services are implemented without a full understanding of the specific needs of the population. This report discusses findings and recommendations from a study designed to gather information on the mental health–related needs facing veterans in the Detroit metropolitan area to identify gaps in the support landscape and inform future investments for community-level resources to fill the identified gaps.
Understanding Postdeployment and Postmilitary Mental Health Problems
Issues and Challenges of the Veteran Population Residing in the Metro Detroit Area
Available Mental Health Support Services and Resources
Observed Gaps and Recommendations for Improving Support
Illustrative Directory of Service Providers and Support Organizations in the Metro Detroit Area
This study was sponsored by the Wins for Warriors Foundation and the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation and conducted within RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Research report series. RAND reports present research findings and objective analysis that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors. All RAND reports undergo rigorous peer review to ensure high standards for research quality and objectivity.
This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.