Sen. Sherrod Brown conducts roundtable meeting with local veterans, supporters

Sen. Sherrod Brown conducts roundtable meeting with local veterans, supporters

Chillicothe Gazette

Military recruits often are encouraged not to report mental illness before, during or after their service in the armed forces, said local veterans Tuesday.

At a roundtable meeting with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, veteran service group leaders and local veterans said high suicide rates in the military could be a direct result of poor access to mental health care.

At a meeting conducted at the PACCAR Medical Education Center at Adena Regional Medical Center, those in attendance said mental illnesses go unreported from the time a civilian speaks with a recruiting officer.

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