Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Supports the Expansion of Mental Health Care to Veterans with OTH Discharges

Winter 2017

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States strongly supports the recent announcement by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin that the Department of Veterans Affairs will expand mental health care to include former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges. We believe that this is an important step towards ensuring that all American veterans receive the healthcare that they deserve and saving lives.

Furthermore, JWV commends Secretary Shulkin for his efforts to combat the intolerably high rates of veteran suicide, which he decried as a “national emergency” in a subsequent statement. We remain fervently committed to standing together with other Veteran Service Organizations in pursuit of increasing the availability and quality of physical and mental healthcare for all American veterans.


About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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