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Veterans Affairs Is Nation's Largest Provider of Mental Health Services

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As more newly returned combat veterans turn to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson said the Department continues to enhance services that will provide them with world-class care, including mental health care.

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"Not all combat injuries are made by bullets and shrapnel," Nicholson said. "That's why we have taken -- and will continue to take -- steps to make certain our veterans receive comprehensive, accessible and compassionate care for their mental health concerns."

With an annual budget of nearly $3 billion for mental health services, VA is the country's largest provider of mental health care.