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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a pilot program on posttraumatic growth, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/29/2019Introduced in House

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04/29/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/29/2019Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/29/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Veterans' Affairs03/29/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health04/29/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/29/2019)

Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a two-year pilot program to study the effectiveness of nonprofit post-traumatic growth programs to determine (1) the outcomes of such programs in contrast to traditional models of mental health care, (2) the possible integration of such nonprofit programs into VA mental health care programs, and (3) the budgetary impact of such integration. Post-traumatic growth is the positive psychological change that can result from struggling with traumatic events.

The bill makes veterans who are not at immediate risk of attempting suicide and not participating in traditional mental health treatment eligible for such program.