We must do better when it comes to taking care of our veterans and the families who support them. We must increase job training programs to ensure that we can better translate skills learned and mastered in the military to private industry. We have to continue to improve access to health services by expanding the VA, making it more efficient, and taking advantage of new technology, like telehealth, to get more veterans care. Mental health is a serious crisis and improved counseling and treatment for TBIs should be a priority.
Veterans returning home also pose unique challenges for families, who should also have access to job training, child care, and counseling needed to confront these challenges.