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AWOL Soldier Jeff Hanks "Looking Up" After Treatment

Army Spc. Jeff Hanks says he was absent without leave from the military because he couldn't get treatment for mental health issues.
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On Tuesday, Army Spc. Jeff Hanks told CBS News that treatment for his PTSD-like symptoms was "looking up" - just one day after "hitting a wall" during a frustrating 10-minute meeting with a behavioral mental health counselor at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

The Army's apparent change in attitude comes on the heels ofa story I wrote yesterday about Hanks' treatment problems.

Today, Hanks said he would be receiving help through what he called a "military one-source" program. Treatment will take place off base and be covered by his insurance.

"Everything is looking up today," Hanks said. "I'm really excited about this treatment. I just want to feel better."

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