To the Military Mental Health Project website, your main connection to becoming a part of the movement for increased access and improved quality of mental health care for our military families and veterans.
Our mission is to increase access and improve quality of mental health care services for all members of the seven uniformed services, veterans and their families.
While our mission may sound simple it is a massive under taking, for a long time the current construct in and outside of the military has not allowed for advancements in how we treat and care for individuals confronted with a mental health related challenge.
Aside from the systemic shortfalls of the the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense, we are not here to criticize the current government construct or lay blame at the feet of the people who manage these departments. It is apparent to us that every system needs to evolve to meet the needs of the population, that it serves and with that change there are some things are overlooked or forgotten. The Military Mental Health Project wants to work with these departments and entities to improve on an already good system.
In our society there is a greater stigma that surrounds mental health both within and outside of the military. This stigma, is something that like a stigmatism distorts your vision, distorts the views and feelings that many of us have when confronted with the idea that we are all not "normal.
The best way to combat a stigma about anything, is to correct the falsities with facts and truth. This comes in the form of education, once someone if taught the facts about something like PTSD they realize that while the challenge is permanent from a diagnostic point of view, it is something that with time and treatment can be resolved.
Our project is geared toward creating and advocating for policies both on the Federal and Local level to provide the tools to create temporary and permanent, immediate and long term solutions to the fill gaps in care for our military families and veterans. We can't do this without your help and support so please join us today by signing up below for updates because we will be coming to your state very soon. Let keep moving forward toward true mental health parity.
The Military Mental Health Project Team