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The Veterans’ Mental Health Coalition


MHA-NYC is a strong advocate for creating a better future for all in need of mental health services and supports, but when our voice is combined with the nearly 1,000 stakeholders who make up the Veteran’s Mental Health Coalition of NYC (VMHC), the chorus for serious improvements and policy change is powerful.

VMHC was founded in 2009 by MHA-NYC in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro).  The VMHC was formed to improve access to, and the quality of, behavioral health services for veterans, service members and their families through education, information, collaboration, and promotion of a comprehensive array of services.  The VMHC consists of a diverse cross-section of veterans’ service and advocacy representatives; behavioral health, health, and social services providers; local, state, and federal government officials, private and corporate funders, researchers, academics, advocates and other thought leaders working on behalf of the veterans’ community.

The Coalition works diligently to identify unmet needs, promote policy and practice changes, and educate members on state-of-the-art practices to serve military veterans and their families.

The VMHC is a broad-based, credible go-to-resource for networking, training, information sharing, education, and system reform for addressing the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families. Explore our resources and contact us for more information.

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Upcoming Events

Please join the VMHC for a special presentation of Dr. Joseph Bobrow’s most recent work “Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations” on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 1-4PM. You can learn more about the event and register here: http://bit.ly/1MxZy5m