President Donald Trump signed an executive order March 5 aiming to stem the number of suicides among veterans by creating a high-level task force to develop research strategies and plans to tackle the problem and provide grants for communities to help former troops who are struggling. The task force will develop a "public health road map" that will include a national research strategy for studying suicide risk factors and intervention efforts, as well as proposals for equipping states and communities with the resources needed to undertake suicide prevention and quality-of-life initiatives for former service members. The order, known as the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide, or PREVENTS, also seeks to network national and local programs to actively engage veterans "rather than a passive system wherein the onus for engagement is placed on veterans." Read more about the executive order on Military.com.
Trump Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force to Stop Vet Suicide
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