Friday, August 31, 2012

Veteran suicide

  • Obama Extends Help for Veterans With Mental Health Problems

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered an expansion of mental health services including a beefed-up suicide hotline and more ...

  • Troubling Suicide Trend for Local Veterans

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A total of 126 San Diego-area veterans attempted suicide and 22 of them succeeded in the fiscal year that ends next month, according to Veteran Affairs officials. The data comes from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System ...

  • Hip-Hop Industry Veteran Chris Lighty Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

    New York City police sources said that the 44-year-old Hip-Hop industry veteran - who was a longtime manager of rappers 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and even R&B singer Mariah Carey - stepped outside of his apartment in the Bronx after at around 11:30 am ...

  • Minneapolis VA faulted after Vietnam vet's suicide

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center was "deficient" in its handling of a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who killed himself while under the agency's care, according to a recent report by the national Veterans Administration office.

  • Obama to order VA to add staff, see suicidal vets within 24 hours

    Obama is instructing the VA to ensure that any veteran with suicidal thoughts is seen by a mental health professional within 24 hours -- a standard already set for the VA, but which the department often fails to meet.

  • Identity crisis: A US veteran and a casualty of war

    July saw a record number of suicides in the Army and among recent veterans. I was nearly one of them. I suffer from both traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, the two most common conditions of suicidal veterans. Sometimes life ...

  • Veteran suicides can't be ignored

    The Daily Star - Service men and women continue to put their lives on the line daily for our country and our allies worldwide. Although much of the media coverage has turned to other topics, they still face the struggles of living in combat situations ...

  • Minneapolis VA faulted after Vietnam vet's suicide

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A report says the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center was "deficient" in its handling of a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who later killed himself. The report notes that the one-time Marine had survived a recent suicide attempt. The report ...

  • Veteran, former student commits apparent suicide

    Veteran, former student commits apparent suicide. By Zach Cavanagh. Co-Editor-In-Chief. Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

  • Longtime Music Executive Chris Lighty Commits Suicide (Report)

    *Multiple outlets are reporting that veteran music executive Chris Lighty has died from an apparent suicide. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED].

  • Vet Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Front of White House

    He went on a hunger strike in front of the White House. Mahany, a Vietnam veteran, has firsthand experience with the trauma of military suicide. His brother-in-law, a Vietnam veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, killed himself in ...

  • Who will stop the American Veteran suicide epidemic?

    In approximately 80 minutes from now a veteran will take his or her life. Almost 33% of our homeless population comprises veterans. In 2009 we lost more soldiers to suicide, than to the Iraq & Afghanistan wars - combined. Approximately 95% of Veterans ...

  • Eve Samples: How can we tackle the veteran suicide crisis?

    The Army reports its suicide rate has climbed 22 percent over the past year. The numbers are similarly alarming in other branches of the military.

  • Vet on hunger strike to spur action on suicides

    A 65-year-old Army veteran is on his sixth day of a hunger strike in Washington, D.C., to push for White House action to address the rising tide of suicides in the military. Tom Mahany, a former West Point cadet who served as a specialist second class ...

  • Are We Too Shallow About Drugs to Truly Help Vets With PTSD?

    How much do we really understand about the link between depression, drug use, imprisonment, and suicide? As long ago as 2009 there was published evidence that veterans are disproportionately represented in prison populations, that substance abuse is ...

  • Dryhootch Makes a Difference

    "With veteran suicide numbers as they are," explains Anderson, "I don't think the veterans I've spoken to are exaggerating.

  • Suicide Crisis Among Active-Duty Troops and Veterans: Time for Action

    We honor our fallen and still active troops and veterans with gratitude whenever we can. But an even more devastating tragedy has befallen our active-duty troops and vets - a rise of suicides unparalleled in in the last 10 or so years of the Iraq and ...

  • The US Army Reports Record High Suicide Rates for July

    Service members and veterans who are struggling with thoughts of suicide and families who are concerned about their veteran or service member, can request help by calling the Veterans Crisis Line at 1.800.273.TALK (8255), Press 1 for veteran or ...

  • University of Ky. to study military suicides

    Cerel, an associate professor in the UK College of Social Work, said the effort could be one of the first times that a census has been taken of individuals affected by military or veteran suicide. "This study will help us understand how many veterans ...

  • Veterans deserve respect, best health care

    All quality of life indicators have worsened with veterans: suicides, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, desertions, divorces, bankruptcies, homelessness, foreclosures, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, depression, etc.

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