Preventing Veteran Suicide, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, April 27, 2017 [open pdf - 658KB]
This testimony compilation is from the April 27, 2017 hearing on "Preventing Veteran Suicide," before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Jerry Moran: "Today we will discuss the impact of the Department's efforts to combat veteran suicide as well as how community-based organizations and cutting-edge research are leading and supporting initiatives to eliminate veteran suicide. I do want to note that while headlines have brought attention to deficiencies in the VA's [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] management of certain programs, the news does not tell the stories of lives that are saved. This hearing is about bringing awareness not only to the issues that may need work, but also to share the success that is occurring every day by mental health professionals across the VA who are saving the lives of veterans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carolyn M. Clancy, Harold S. Kudler. Stephanie A. Davis, Melissa D. Jarboe, Michael Missal, and Rajeev Ramchand.
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