“Army’s mental health programs swamped, understaffed”


This article is dated February 7, 2011 and is found in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It discusses issues of a shortage of Mental Health Professionals in the military and names several specific problems that are felt to have been the result at least in part of the shortages.  At the date the article was published, it indicated that it might be possible to shore-up some of the shortages by training Army nurses to aid with mental health issues in soldiers.  The problem is that this may take two years to carry out, and until then the shortage will continue unless another solution is found.