veteran suicide

(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)

A promising new avenue to help prevent suicides among veterans

Social media posts reveal a lot about the posters. That is why some agencies look at job candidates’ or security clearance applicants’ social media accounts….

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DARPA’s now testing a new method to identify service members at risk of suicide

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Exposed to COVID-19 on the job? New website lets you join class-action lawsuit for hazard pay

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DoD starts interagency suicide prevention campaign aimed at firearms

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IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A new first-of-its kind government study finds suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. The numbers suggest that social isolation, gun ownership and limited health care access may be factors behind the higher numbers. The Department of Veterans Affairs released data Sept. 15, on suicide by state. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA needs to staff up suicide prevention teams for greater effectiveness, GAO says

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(Josie Norris/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)Alex lays down on his owner Army Spc. Alec Alcoser as the pair reunite at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Alcoser was a military dog handler who suffered a traumatic brain injury and his dog lost a leg after they were hit by the blast of a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Aug. 5. Currently, Alcoser is receiving care at the VA's polytrauma unit, while Alex is rehabilitating at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.(Josie Norris/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Suicide prevention — Taking veteran care from good to great

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GAO finishes inquiry into members of Trump’s golf club having influence on VA

The Government Accountability Office has completed a detailed study of three private citizens and what influence they might have had on decisions made…

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A new initiative to prevent veterans suicide during self-isolation

Enforced isolation of the pandemic has made a lot of people a bit lonelier. For veterans already at risk of suicide, the situation deepens the threat.

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Senators worry new policies may hinder non-citizen servicemembers naturalization process

In today’s Federal Newscast, three senators want the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the process non-citizen service members go through to become naturalized.

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