President Increases Efforts to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

The federal government doubled down on its commitment to mental health care for veterans in September, when President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for increased access to behavioral health care. The goal of the initiative is to reduce the rates of suicide and untreated mental health disorders affecting veterans and active duty troops. Mental health is increasingly becoming a more recognizable and less taboo topic among veterans over time, as the long-term impacts of serving one’s country become more obvious and accepted over time.

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