By Frank A. Pearsall
County Veterans Service Officer 

VA Expands Care Related To Military Sexual Trauma – Transylvania County NC

 


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced expanded eligibility for veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual trauma (MST).

This expansion, which primarily pertains to Reservists and National Guard members participating in weekend drill, gives the authority to offer veterans the appropriate care and services needed to treat conditions resulting from MST that occurred during a period of inactive duty training.

VA Secretary McDonald recently met...



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