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Bill requiring VA study of female veterans’ suicide prevention programs heads...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will have to look at whether its suicide prevention programs are meeting female veterans' needs under a California-led bill that passed the House on Tuesday afternoon.

Marines march in ‘silkies’ to raise awareness about military suicides

A group of Marines trekked over 13 miles this weekend in nothing but their trademark short shorts known as "silkies" to raise awareness about suicide among veterans.

Suicide rate for veterans increases faster than for non-veterans

The rockets’ red glare; the bombs bursting in air is more than just lyrics to be sung during July.

Preventing Suicides Among Veterans Is at Center of Bill Passed by...

As a Marine serving in Iraq, Clay Hunt barely missed being killed by a sniper, yet he faced what proved to be more powerful foes after leaving the corps: depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr. Hunt killed himself four years ago, even as he worked to help other struggling veterans.

Detailed study confirms high suicide rate among recent veterans

Recent veterans have committed suicide at a much higher rate than people who never served in the military, according to a new analysis that provides the most thorough accounting so far of the problem.

At-risk veterans need help on suicide, senators say

Veterans at risk of suicide have to wait too long to get mental health treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, senators said Wednesday at a hearing to learn how to stem the rising number of suicides.

Combat Vets Last Hope is often Man’s Best Friend

- When combat veterans with PTSD lovingly relate to their special needs pets ~ they are in essence setting the stage to fully love and forgive themselves

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 10 2013

President Barack Obama on Monday urged his cabinet to create ways to make the government more efficient, saying American taxpayers deserve the best bang for their buck…

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 14, 2013

his is the fourth essay in a 10-part Women’s History Month series entitled, Honoring Our Nation’s Women Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 11, 2013

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Josie Monaghan – Vet Mother Angel Of Antioch, California

Frustrated by the VA's failure to provide ample community based veterans support ~ Blue star mother, Josie Monaghan, has taken the bull by the horns and with the help of a band of committed local citizens has created a heart centered East County veteran's drop in center, in Northern California.
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