Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Can We Prevent Veteran Suicide?

Why are suicides among vets and active members of the military spiking? The Dept. of Veterans Affairs says that eighteen vets commit suicide everyday and the numbers among youngest veterans are up sharply over recent years. The VA has hired thousands of new mental health professionals--are they making a difference? And what role do communities need to play in supporting returning soldiers, even if they opposed the war?

Join us live at 11 a.m. or send your questions and comments to How can we prevent veteran suicide? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy, and you.

Amy Fairweather, policy director for Swords to Plowshares and director of the Iraq Veteran Project and the Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

Darryl Silva, clinical coordinator of mental health services at the VA Palo Alto.

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