Tag Archive | VA

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – #VA Struggles To Unlock The Reasons Behind High #Suicide Rates Among Older #Veterans

Robert Neilson, a 76-year-old #veteran, is seeking treatment at the San Diego VA after contemplating #suicide three years ago.Matt Bowler/KPBS Much of the focus by the #VeteransHealthAdministration has been on the growing number of younger veterans who commit #suicide. However, statistics show that the #suicide rate for elderly #veterans is higher than that of non-veterans of the […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Column: The Urgency to Prevent #Suicide by #Veterans

Vietnam veteran Bill Grant and his service dog, Maddy, work with certified master dog trainer Mary Peter at K9 Partners for Patriots in Brooksville in April 2016 as she introduces scenarios the pair will encounter in public. Peter is bringing a measure of peace and functionality to veterans as they cope with anxieties borne out […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Coaxing #Veterans Into Treatment to Prevent #Suicides

CHARLESTON, S.C. — To Army veteran Everett Brockington, 52, there’s no mystery about why so many #veterans die by #suicide: “They’ve seen things and done things that they can’t handle. And they’ve lost too many of their close friends.” Most of the #veterans Brockington knows to rely on one another for support instead of seeking […]

James Donaldson on Mental Health – Many Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide Have No Prior Mental Health Diagnosis

James Donaldson notes: I am turning more and more of my time and efforts towards mental health issues, especially pertaining to our young people and student-athletes. Having gone through a recent bout of depression and suicidal thoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by […]

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