Veteran Suicide Prevention: Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness, Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, and the Subcommittee on Health, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, Thursday, September 27, 2018 [open pdf - 696KB]
This is the September 27, 2018 hearing on "Veteran Suicide Prevention: Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness," held before the U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs (VA) and the Subcommittee on Health. From the Opening Statement of David P. Roe: "Most of us have heard VA's staggering and heartbreaking statistic that every day 20 veterans end their lives, 20. We also know that over the past several years VA has invested significant resources toward addressing that number, which stubbornly has not changed. We know from VA's testimony that 14 of those 20 veterans have not sought medical care at a VA, meaning that the 30 percent of the veterans who commit suicide have been to a VA campus for an appointment. [...] Today's conversation should primarily revolve around the root cause of veteran suicide, identifying those at risk for suicide, recognizing the unique barriers that certain veteran populations face, and tying all of that to advancing and innovative approaches at the promise of preventing suicide among veterans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gregory K. Brown, Michael C. Richardson, James R. Lorraine, Bill Mulcahy, Keita Franklin, and Michael W. Fisher.
Serial No. 115-79
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