H.R.2699 - Armed Forces Behavioral Health Awareness Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8] (Introduced 06/04/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||03/25/2010 Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.2699 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/04/2009)
Armed Forces Behavioral Health Awareness Act - Makes any member of the Armed Forces who is deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom eligible for readjustment counseling and related mental health services through Vet Centers (centers for such counseling and services for veterans), regardless of the member's duty status.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to award grants to nonprofit organizations that provide emotional support services for family members of members of the Armed Forces, including members of the reserves.
Requires the Secretary of the Army to carry out a pilot program to enhance awareness of post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD) among members of the Army.