Military Family Counseling

By: AP
By: AP

The Senate has given initial approval, to paying for counseling for the families of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

The three-year pilot program in Colorado Springs would cost $300,000 a year. It would be paid for with money from the state's tobacco settlement.

Veterans are still eligible to receive mental health care through the military after they leave the service but their families aren't. Senator John Morse says having spouses and children get counseling could also help encourage the veteran to also seek treatment.

Families would pay up to 20 dollars a month to participate.


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