(Photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)A Soldier helps a fellow Soldier onto the rooftop of a building in order to provide protective overwatch for another element of their patrol in Afghanistan Jan. 29, 2012. Army senior leaders recently discussed the importance of suicide prevention and recognizing warning signs after the service reported an increase in suicides among active-duty Soldiers in 2020. (Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)

Military suicides rose in 2020, especially in reserve forces

The number of suicides in the military went up during an unusually stressful year.

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Military has new way to keep in touch with service members during stressful times

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Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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National Guard plans to expand suicide prevention pilots, gets data on inaugural programs

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The after-effects of the Navy’s ship collisions

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RAND CorporationKimberly Hepner, RAND Corporation

RAND Corp. studies influence of military’s behavioral health technicians

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3 VA staff finalists for Sammies thanks to work on vets mental health care

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, vets applying for mental health-related benefits can have their claims processed in a minute, instead of two months.

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IRS workers report impact of government shutdown on mental health

By now there have been plenty of stories about the hardships the longest government shutdown in history created for the federal workforce. But new research…

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in the IRS’ telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency’s watchdog said in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Federal workers could have benefits protected during future government shutdowns

In today’s Federal Newscast, two bills to protect federal employees’ health insurance benefits during future government shutdowns advanced to the full House for a vote.

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