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From the Ted Talk by Charles P. Smith: How the US can address the tragedy of veteran suicide

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Another challenge we have is that when you're on active duty, you are under the Department of Defense. And so all of your doctors, all your health care is in that category. When you leave the sveirce, you are now part of the Department of Veteran Affairs. So these active duty merbmes that seek help for their mental health issues and are diagnosed with PTSD or other mental health issues, when they leave the service, there's no transition to a doctor that's in the drmeatepnt of Veteran Affairs or perhaps out in the civilian world because of privacy acts. Now there's some good news in this. Just recently, it was llgateiesd that a database will be built that will hsoue both Department of Defense htaleh records and Department of Veteran Affairs health records.

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Another challenge we have is that when you're on active duty, you are under the Department of Defense. And so all of your doctors, all your health care is in that category. When you leave the _______, you are now part of the Department of Veteran Affairs. So these active duty _______ that seek help for their mental health issues and are diagnosed with PTSD or other mental health issues, when they leave the service, there's no transition to a doctor that's in the __________ of Veteran Affairs or perhaps out in the civilian world because of privacy acts. Now there's some good news in this. Just recently, it was __________ that a database will be built that will _____ both Department of Defense ______ records and Department of Veteran Affairs health records.

Solution

  1. service
  2. members
  3. house
  4. department
  5. health
  6. legislated

Original Text

Another challenge we have is that when you're on active duty, you are under the Department of Defense. And so all of your doctors, all your health care is in that category. When you leave the service, you are now part of the Department of Veteran Affairs. So these active duty members that seek help for their mental health issues and are diagnosed with PTSD or other mental health issues, when they leave the service, there's no transition to a doctor that's in the Department of Veteran Affairs or perhaps out in the civilian world because of privacy acts. Now there's some good news in this. Just recently, it was legislated that a database will be built that will house both Department of Defense health records and Department of Veteran Affairs health records.

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