New Annual Meeting To Address Suicides Among Soldiers And Veterans
Multiple groups recently joined together as part of a combined effort to help put an end to suicide among soldiers and veterans, which is often the end result of poor attention to veterans with disabilities
and other specific circumstances. There are almost 20 veterans taking their own lives every day
. This effort at establishing a unified front to battle military and veteran suicides consisted of a series of presentations, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.
The presentations were put on by experts and they consisted of their "personal stories of loss" as well as their professional opinions as to how best to reduce or end the climbing rates of military and veteran suicides
. The meeting was a collaborative effort between approximately 20 organizations, which included Serendipity, The Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC), and iFred.
The effort was made in the hopes of highlighting how significant of a problem suicide among soldiers and veterans has become. The focus was to make the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD),
and other organizations aware of the necessity of working together to combat this quickly worsening problem.
There are hundreds of different organizations offering suicide prevention counseling programs. The KBHC is a leader in the industry and has recently started an online crisis intervention program, which will operate on a peer-to-peer
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veterans disability rights firm today
Category: Veterans' Disability
To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."