VA to provide mental health care to veterans with ‘bad paper’ discharges

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making mental health care services available to veterans with other-than-honorable discharges who urgently need it, VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers Tuesday night.

“We are going to go and start providing mental health care to those with other-than-honorable discharges,” Shulkin testified to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “I don’t want to wait. We want to start doing that.”