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Published: November 9, 2012 

By National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

—Calls on Community Behavioral Health Centers To Fill Gap in Care

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every dollar invested in evidence-based care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with untreated mental health disorders results in $2.50 in savings over two years, according to a new report released today by the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council).

The report finds that if all 210,000 untreated veterans with PTSD and/or major depression received appropriate treatment, the $481 million investment would result in more than $1.2 billion in cost savings.

 

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