VA’s Operation Resiliency Addressing Veteran Suicide

The group intends to host six retreats in 2023. The Department of Defense recently highlighted the work of Operation Resiliency, sharing their work to address the high rate…

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HHS Restores Service to 988 Suicide Hotline

Veterans are encouraged to use veteran-specific services. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) restored the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline late last week after an outage…

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Navy Investigates Suicides of Four U.S. Sailors

Concerns have been expressed about the lack of access to mental health support. In mid-April, three sailors assigned to the USS George Washington committed suicide within a week.…

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VA Proposes Copayment Waivers to Aid Mental Health

Points to research showing benefits of increased medical appointments. Veterans making primary care visits through the Veterans Affairs Department health care make copayments of $15 to $50 per…

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White House Publishes Plan to Reduce Veteran Suicide

Highlights two key principles for prevention effectiveness. The White House reported in November 2021 that 65,000 veterans have died by suicide since 2010, more than the total number…

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White House Plans Anti-Suicide by Gun Initiative

The plan will involve public awareness campaigns.  President Biden’s administration is putting forth a new initiative to reduce suicides by gun and counter the significant increases in suicides…

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