veteran suicides

“Here’s your job, Republican Party," Nugent said over the weekend in comments posted online by Right Wing Watch. "Twenty
It's been five years since Jacob Sexton, a soldier with the Indiana National Guard, came home with nightmares after two combat deployments, and on a Monday evening in a movie theater with family and friends, killed himself with a pistol shot. He was 21-years-old. The story is horrifying, and sadly familiar. On this day, we pause to honor the 21.9 million living Americans who have served in uniform. We might also remember the estimated 8,000 veterans and 475 active duty, reserve and National Guard men and women who took their own lives last year in the ongoing tragedy of military and veteran suicide. Jacob's death, like the others, could have been prevented.
Veterans' groups have sought to focus attention on the problem. Last month, the IAVA sent 31 representatives to meet with
Not only can we help Veterans take that first step to getting support, we provide an important resource for those already in care at times when the crisis is immediate. It's up to us to persuade callers not to give up, to show them that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
My business card says Suicide Prevention Coordinator, but I consider myself a life preservationist. I connect people with the right benefits, a mental health counselor -- or I simply listen.
How do we prevent these suicides? With more of our courageous warriors dying by their own hand than on the battlefield, it's obvious that our current approach isn't working.
Better screening for and treatment of mental health disorders can help ensure that those who are facing these issues are getting the treatment they need.
In an exclusive video for The Huffington Post's "Invisible Casualties" series, first lady Michelle Obama joins Dr. Jill Biden
There are about 22 veteran suicides each day, a rate higher than previous estimates, based on a report released by the Department
The VA said the data would help it better identify where at-risk veterans may be located and improve targeting of specific
Our bumper stickers say "support our troops," but if we really care about our service men and women then we need to wake up to the very real fact that many of them have had their worlds shattered.
The emotional wounds of war don't heal with drugs. Isn't it time we tried something else? And if so, what's out there for us to use to heal our warriors? The simplest answer might surprise you.
"I believe we're going to see a couple decades of challenges associated with the stresses that we've been just sort of, not
Supporting our military, veterans and their families cannot begin and end with yellow ribbons, TV specials, and a few rounds of applause. Veterans want, need, and deserve more.
The hidden wounds of war do not heal when left unattended; instead, they may fester for years in depression, homelessness, addiction, and a half-lived existence finished by suicide.
The number of suicides among veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate
A V.A. spokeswoman says the department now has more than 17,000 mental health workers -- and needs to hire 3,700 more, making the VA the largest mental health provider in the nation.