Imagine if cancer, heart disease or diabetes was diagnosed just by using a short list of questions to assess symptoms. Sadly, due to the complexity of the brain and lack of strong research, this is how veterans and all Americans are currently diagnosed with mental health conditions.
This results in many mistakes in diagnosis and ineffective treatment. It’s especially tragic when applied to service members and veterans who experience a mental health condition during or after their service.
This is unacceptable for America’s Veterans and it is unacceptable for all Americans.
As a nation, we must do better. Add your name below to NAMI’s petition demanding that Congress invest in research and development of biomarkers for diagnosing mental health conditions.