May 3, 2021 – For mental health awareness month, the VA has launched, “1 Step Today” to inspire Veterans suffering from mental health conditions and “start on a path toward recovery, well-being and a healthier tomorrow, by taking one step at a time.”  Veterans Health Administration’s Acting Under Secretary for Health, Richard Stone, MD, stated, “These and other activities can boost a Veterans mood, enhance their self-esteem and help them to overcome their challenges, either on their own or with support from the VA.”

Reference: VA’s 1 Step Today campaign promotes Veteran mental wellness, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, News Releases, May 3, 2021,

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