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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Military And Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts

By David Wood
The Huffington Post
Originally posted August 30, 2013

Here is an excerpt:

The bad news: the number of military and veteran suicides is rising, and experts fear it will continue to rise despite aggressive suicide prevention campaigns by the government and private organizations.

The Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), already struggling to meet an increasing demand from troops and veterans for mental health services, are watching the suicide rates, and the growing number of those considered "at risk" of suicide, with apprehension.

"It really is extremely concerning," said Caitlin Thompson, a VA psychologist and clinical care coordinator at the national crisis line for the military and veterans.

The entire story is here.
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