Mental Health Professionals Donate Hour To Veterans

About 550 mental health professionals around the nation have joined the “Give An Hour” program which entails having them donate an hour of their time each week to assist current military, veterans, family members or reservists in need of mental health assistance. This is certainly a nice gesture, but it speaks to more fundamental issues. Why must the wealthiest nation in the world have to ask professionals to donate time? If the mental health of members of the military is an important issue, it should be fully and completely funded rather than depend upon the good will and charity of professionals. We spend over $600 billion on the military, certainly a few million could be allocated to this vital issue.