"The President today took an important and badly needed step toward improving the response to those veterans that are in crisis and calling out for help. The key will be to ensure that VA and DOD actually meet the bold goals set out by the President. In the past we have seen troubling signs that the VA is not meeting its own mandates for mental health care appointments. This needs to change, and the President’s persistence on this issue certainly helps.
"This is an all hands on deck moment for our returning veterans. The DOD and VA need to do everything possible to improve the way we are portraying, diagnosing, and treating the invisible wounds of war."