Kan. Veterans Panel To Discuss Mental Health

By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
 House panel has scheduled testimony from military leaders, veterans

Retired Marine Maj. Gamal Awad poses at his home in Temecula, Calif., Sept. 5, 2007. Awad suffers from post traumatic stress disorder which followed his rescue work on Sept. 11, 2001, at the Pentagon. The PTSD was aggravated by tours in Kuwait and Iraq. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A House panel has scheduled testimony from
military leaders, veterans' organizations and health care providers
to discuss the mental health needs of soldiers and veterans.

The House Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee
will hear the testimony Tuesday. The meeting will include a review
of an interim report prepared by the Joint Committee on Kansas
Security on veterans' issues.

Scheduled to speak to the committee are Sheli Sweeney of the
Kansas Association of Community Mental Health Centers, Robbin Cole of Pawnee Mental Health Services, Laura Snow of the Veteran's
Administration Eastern Kansas Health Care System in Topeka and
Gregg Burden of the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs.

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