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Targeted Mental Health Programs Needed for Veterans

Greens Veterans Affairs and Mental Health spokesperson, Senator Penny Wright, has welcomed the release of a landmark Defence Force study into the mental health of troops across three forces.

"It is not surprising that when we send people into conflict zones on our behalf, they experience events and trauma that take a toll on their mental health," Senator Wright said.

 "It is vitally important that we know the extent of the challenges veterans face so that the Defence Force can provide the follow-up and support they need."

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Penny Wright Discusses Veterans Mental Health Issues on Radio Adelaide

To mark Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day and the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, Greens Veterans' Affairs Spokesperson, Senator Penny Wright discusses how we need to better support our veterans on Radio Adelaide.

"As a society we send people off to serve on our behalf; we must then ensure that we look after them properly when they return."

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Caring for Veterans Must Extend Beyond the War

Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day and the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan is a timely moment to consider the ongoing costs of war, according to Greens Veterans’ Affairs spokesperson Penny Wright.

“As a society we send people off to serve on our behalf.  We must then ensure that we look after them properly when they return,” Senator Wright said.

“As we consider the brave service of our soldiers in Vietnam, we must also reflect on the problems faced by veterans and their families when they return home from war.

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