Veterans face newest battle; suicide

Veteran for life

Every day an average of 18 veterans commit suicide, according to a report published by Veteran Affairs.  The greatest risk is with veterans between the ages of 17-24, those veterans are almost four times more likely to commit suicide than nonveterans.

This tragic statistic has led the Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs to find ways to treat veterans whom suffer from mental illness.

The Department of Defense has awarded a multimillion dollar research grant to a researcher at Indiana University.  The researcher is expected to develop a nasal spray that will help

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it will be hiring 1,600 additional psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and clinicians to address veterans’ mental health needs.

Additionally, the Veteran Affairs website has a site specifically geared towards veterans who are contemplating suicide.  The suicide prevention section of the Veteran Affairs’ mental health website offers veterans several bits…

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