military suicide

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How Can Government Battle A 'Suicide Epidemic' Among Veterans?

Jordain Carney | National Journal | April 3, 2014

The Fort Hood shooting is an extreme and shocking example of what has become a chronic concern for the military: soldiers with mental-health problems taking their own lives.  And it's not just the active-duty military who face what has become an increasingly daunting problem.

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Panetta, Shinseki Acknowledge Frustration in Streamling Military Health Care

Staff Writer | Washington Post | July 26, 2012

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki acknowledged Wednesday that they have been frustrated by departmental bureaucracy in their attempts to streamline military health care for severely wounded service members. Read More »

President Obama Takes Action On Vets’ Mental Health

Lawrence Downes | New York Times | August 31, 2012

Today President Obama signed an executive order to improve mental-health care for service members and veterans, who are killing themselves at alarming and baffling rates. The order affects the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Health and Human Services, Education and Homeland Security... Read More »