Veterans Mental Health Department
The Veterans Mental Health Department (VMHD) mission is to train and provide technical assistance to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) peers, licensed mental health providers and mental health organizations, community- and faith-based organizations, and state agencies on the impacts of military-related trauma and the individuals who have been military trauma-affected (MTA).
Military trauma-affected SMVF often have difficulty accessing timely mental health resources due to factors, which include; an individual’s difficulty in recognition of their mental health needs, lack of resources available upon recognition of mental health needs, difficulty accessing mental health resources, and a lack of community-level awareness of military-related traumas resulting in mental health conditions. The VMHD provides military trauma-informed training and technical assistance to create greater awareness of and access to mental health resources for SMVF.
Additionally, the VMHD provides training and technical assistance to agencies and organizations spanning the Texas Criminal Justice System in an effort to improve diversion and mental health treatment options for justice involved veterans who have suffered military-related traumas.