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Suicide Prevention

Senate Veterans Committee Votes for Clay Hunt Suicide Bill

Clay Hunt (Photo: IAVA)

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted to send to the floor legislation intended to help tackle suicide among veterans. The panel's move comes little more than a week after the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act was reintroduced to the Senate and following its overwhelming support in the House of Represe... more

Army Colonel Raises Suicide Awareness from Green to Blue

Army Lt. Col. George Corbari leads a suicide awareness and prevention presentation for service members stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan)

PEARL HARBOR -- Lt. Col. George Corbari shared his own personal story against the struggles of suicidal thoughts and discussed strategies service members can use to help themselves overcome similar obstacles during a suicide awareness presentation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14. Corbari, strategic plans and policy of... more

Military Suicides Up Slightly in 2014

When life gets difficult, suicide can seem like the only way out. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Steven White)

WASHINGTON -- Suicides among members of the active-duty military personnel rose slightly in 2014, led by increases in the number of sailors and airmen who took their own lives, new Defense Department figures show. There were fewer suicides by Army soldiers and Marines, the two services that have seen the most combat in Iraq and Afghanistan ove... more

Clay Hunt Suicide Bill Returns to Senate

Clay Hunt (Photo: IAVA)

Legislation intended to prevent suicide among veterans was re-introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, where passage last month was thwarted by a single lawmaker's hold on the bill. Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, filed anew The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act one day after the House o... more

Clay Hunt Veteran Suicide Bill Gains New Life in Congress

Clay Hunt (Photo: IAVA)

House lawmakers on Wednesday reintroduced the Clay Hunt anti-suicide legislation that failed to be passed last month when recently retired Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, blocked the chamber from voting on the measure over its $22 million price tag. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act is named after Marine veteran Clay Hu... more

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