Last month the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) released their report, The Mental Wellness Needs of Military Women: Community Driven Solutions.  Through a series of focus groups, they identified the following policy recommendations:

  • Provide gender-specific mental wellness assessments with feedback and recommended care options during transition and demobilization activities.
  • Develop women-specific transition and demobilization services.
  • Increase access to appropriately trained counselors/therapists in DOD and the VA.
  • Provide funding for alternative therapies like meditation, yoga, massage therapy, and acupuncture.
  • Establish social support groups/networks for military women.
  • Improve resource access via a single, cross-community resource site.

Download a copy of the report from