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Public Health Minute: Veteran Mental Health

 

Studies suggest that 20% of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, yet only half of returning veterans receive needed treatment.

Dr. Angela Giles, DBH, LCSW is a Faculty Associate in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Her teaching focuses on the military/veteran culture and the integrated healthcare needs and management concerns related to the population. Her research interests include, PTSD, TBI, Chronic Pain, Suicide Prevention, Integrated Behavioral Health and Telehealth. Her clinical focus is on care for the veteran population, assessment and treatment of behavioral health concerns in the primary care mental health integrated setting. Learn more about Dr. Giles here: https://chs.asu.edu/angela-giles.

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