Trump Set to Lay Out Plan to Prevent Veteran Suicides

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott)

President Trump is expected to unveil a plan that aims to prevent veteran suicides.

According to This Hill:

The road map calls for 10 recommendations, including a national public health messaging campaign around suicide, changes to how research on veteran suicide is conducted and suicide prevention training across professions, according to senior administration officials.


Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks laying out the plan in the East Room Wednesday afternoon and will be accompanied by Vice President Pence. The plan, which officials say stretches 60 pages, is expected to be released later in the day.

“In order to succeed in any of this work, we have to change the culture of mental health and specifically around suicide,” a senior administration official told reporters on a call previewing the plan. “Within the veterans community, but also more broadly.”

“This campaign will educate Americans about risk factors, about protective factors and will also dispel many of the myths that currently exist, that have always existed, around suicide,” the official continued.

Veteran’s suicide rates are 1.5 times higher than that of nonveterans adults.

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Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
3 years ago

You want to stop suicide? End the phony Covid lockdown. And the wearing of masks and forced distancing and the plexiglass barriers at stores and other public places.

Tammy Snyder
Tammy Snyder
3 years ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

You want to stop suicide amongst vets, you would have to actually overhaul the whole VA system. If a vet doesn’t kill them selves ,these people will. Trust and believe, those hospitals and doctors need some work. So much burocrusy and red tape.

Mrs snyder
Mrs snyder
3 years ago

If you want to prevent suicide and drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness, amongst vets revamp the va hospitals. My husband turned his healthcare over to the va 4 years ago and it’s been one nightmare after the next. My husband has severe nerve damage, as a result from a botched surgery he received from them. While he was serving in the us army, it’s not about the past.its about now. The doctors at our local va hospital are mostly civilian doctors, and few if any ex military or now serving military doctors. These doctors are on a rotating schedule, every six months. They then move threw the va hospital system sometimes to other state’s. The problem with this is the patience never get to know there doctors, and the same with the doctors. They never get to really know who there patient’s are.
Another problem with this system is doctors there get paid per patient. So when you finally get to see your doctor usually after about a two month wait for a priority visit, you will wait in the waiting area for hours on end,you’ll get maybe twenty minutes with a doctor who does not care about you at all.
Although president Trump has been present in fixing some of the many problems that plague there system.
My husband has been scheduled repeatedly for the same appointment with the new doctor they assigned to him since seven months ago. Every month they call the day of his appointment and report to him, the doctor is not feeling well and then cancel, only to cancel for the same reason the next month, and the next and so on. Although we sympathize with her problem. Couldn’t they just set him up with a different doctor.
I could go on. I just wish I could be heard before they kill my husband.

Charles Hadden
Charles Hadden
3 years ago

You want to stop suicides, get US some medical treatment. I can’t even get an appointment without calling Washington DC. I have problems I came to the VA with 18 years ago and still haven’t even been diagnosed. BUt they are really concerned about calling a girl cutie. or taking yo into the back room for a tune-up if you say something they don’t like. I’ll tell them if they don’t like it, possibly married councilors shouldn’t be propositioning me and I wouldn’t call them a wh0re!

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