The suicide rate among veterans is about twice that of the general population, and has been rising among younger veterans who served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Dave Philipps


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Serving Those Who Serve: Upstream Intervention And The Uphill Battle Of Veteran Suicide Prevention In The US

“How has serving impacted you?” This simple question was posed to service members and veterans via Twitter by the US Army prior to the Memorial Day weekend. To date, the Twitter post has amassed more than 11,000 responses that collectively encapsulate the lived realities and consequences of military service—some positive, but most were overwhelmingly harrowing tales recounting post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, and suicide.

This blog post sheds light on the pervasiveness of suicide among veterans in the United States and the need for initiatives similar to a statewide community-based program in Arizona that has led the way in addressing this crisis. While…

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