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This is how to respond to a veteran contemplating suicide
I’ll never forget him. Or his voice.
7,000 troops died in the Post-9/11 wars. A staggering 30,000 died by suicide
“This trend is deeply alarming."
Veteran died hours after 2 calls to suicide hotline went unheeded, Inspector General finds
A veteran died on the Fourth of July 2018 after two calls to the suicide hotline went unheeded.
VA secretary says new program will help fund suicide prevention services
Wilkie did not have specific dollar figures, but he said the program is tailored to reach rural communities.
After gridlock nearly derailed veteran suicide prevention legislation, House and Senate committees got it together and compromised
Facing the possibility that no veteran suicide laws would pass by the end of the legislative calendar, the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees reached an agreement.
This former Air Force colonel survived two suicide attempts. He wants you to know life doesn’t have to hurt so much
"One problem is we can call this or that number or call the chaplain, without realizing the person in that dark space doesn’t want help. We’ve got to give them a reason to call that number."
The VA is ramping up mental health funding after a rash of parking lot suicides
The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing spending $682 million more next fiscal year on mental health issues, and ramping up funding for suicide prevention efforts by one-third, as it faces Congressional scrutiny over a series of tragic incidents on VA premises over the past year
Mental health care isn’t one-and-done — like any journey, you have to commit
While more veterans are seeking mental health care, they aren't getting the long-term treatment they need
Democratic contender Elizabeth Warren vows to halve veterans’ suicide rate in four years
Warren, who has 3 brothers who served in the military, also says she'll guarantee better pay and health benefits for current and former military members
Alarming VA report reveals 60,000 veterans committed suicide over recent decade
The Department of Veterans Affairs released an alarming report Friday showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017, with little sign that the crisis is abating despite suicide prevention being the VA's top priority
A Florida congressman is pushing federal protections for vets who use marijuana
Staggered by the burgeoning numbers of veteran suicides, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube said on Wednesday he supports removing marijuana from its wrongly classified Schedule 1 status
2 veterans died by suicide at separate Georgia VA centers in one weekend
Two veterans killed themselves at separate Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Georgia over the weekend, refocusing attention on what the VA has called its "highest clinical priority"
Kansas National Guard captain submits resignation over handling of suicides
A captain in a Kansas National Guard brigade that experienced several suicides in six months said she has submitted a letter of resignation after concerns about the issue weren't taken seriously enough by leadership
Trump is taking an important first step in fighting veteran suicide. But will it be enough?
The White House's new executive order targeting veteran suicide is a commitment long overdue, though it's not surprising, given President Donald Trump's loud and vocal support of our military and veterans, that he is taking up the charge.
The Trump administration’s next push to stop veterans suicides: grants for care beyond the VA
The Trump administration is looking into offering grants to connect veterans who are not already getting care from the Department of Veterans Affairs with the outside support they need as part a new initiative to tackle veterans suicides
An Army vet killed himself after prison inmates allegedly targeted him in a sextortion scam
Jared Johns, who served a tour in Afghanistan in 2013, with the Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, was found dead on Sept. 11, 2018, after recording a short video in which he stated he "made some stupid mistakes."
The VA Basically Spent Jack Sh*t On Suicide Prevention Media Outreach In 2018
President Donald Trump marked the beginning of 2018 with an executive order focused on reducing the risk fo suicide among former...
A Retired Marine Colonel Took His Life At A Florida VA. He’s The 5th Vet To Do So Since 2013
ST. PETERSBURG — On Dec. 10, retired Marine Col. Jim Turner put on his dress uniform and medals and drove...
Dear Media: A Veteran With PTSD Isn’t More Likely To Be A Mass Shooter
Days after a troubled 28-year-old ex-Marine shot and killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, President Donald...
Why I’ve Been Stewing About Veteran Suicide This Week
Editor’s note: The Long March will be closed for inventory the month of August. We regret any inconvenience this causes...
VA Medical Centers May Be Hurting The Agency’s Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts
Employee shortages and opioid surpluses are severely hindering the Department of Veterans Affairs from effectively fighting the scourge of veteran suicide,...
It’s Time For Us To Have A Real Conversation About Suicide In America
There is a suicide crisis in the United States and it is getting worse. The problem is that no one...
‘I Closed My Eyes, And When I Did, I Saw My Pistol’: The Warax On Suicide
Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the West Point history department last week asked veterans on Twitter...
Why Do Veterans Keep Killing Themselves At VA Hospitals?
The suicide of a veteran at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis last month is the latest in...
Everyone Should Read This Army Vet’s Impassioned Rant Against The VA Health System
From an update from Army Maj. D.J. Skelton: “Over 1,000 veterans (that have served a tour in Iraq or Afghanistan)...