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Mental Health Advisory Team Report

March 25, 2004

The Department of the Army announced today the results of the Armys Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT). At the request of the commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-7, U.S. Central Command, the Army surgeon general established and dispatched the Mental Health Advisory Team to assess and provide recommendations on Operation Iraqi Freedom-related mental health services, soldier access to those services in theater and after evacuation, and effective suicide prevention measures for Soldiers in active combat.

The MHAT deployed to Kuwait and Iraq from Aug. 27 through Oct. 7, 2003. From Oct. 12 through 18, the team also assessed mental health services provided to Soldiers evacuated for mental health reasons to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., who had returned from Iraq and Kuwait.

The findings are a snapshot of the morale and mental health of Soldiers during this time period. This is the first time an assessment of this sort has been carried out in a combat environment.

  • MHAT Report - Full Report (without annexes)
  • MHAT Report - Annex A, WRAIR Report of Soldier Health & Well-Being Assessment
  • MHAT Report - Annex B, Behavioral Healthcare System Assessment
  • MHAT Report - Annex C, Evacuation Assessment
  • MHAT Report - Annex D, Review of Soldier Suicides
  • MHAT Report - Annex E, MHAT Supporting Documents

  • Army Announces Results of Mental Health Advisory Team Report - Army News Release



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