Administration, Congress Should Take Ownership Of Veteran Suicide Issue.

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal (10/2, Morgenthau, Subscription Publication), attorney and WWII veteran Robert M. Morgenthau calls on Congress and the Administration to take responsibility of veterans’ suicide rate being about double that of the general population. He applauds the work being done in many areas of the Department of Veterans Affairs in helping many veterans deal with mental health issues and PTSD.

However, the rate of suicide among veterans has remained unchanged and the VA has not been able to meet the needs of those it serves, Morgenthau asserts, calling for allowing veterans to access civilian mental-health services and improving treatment by expanding both public and private partnerships.

Related Links:

— “The VA’s Faltering Battle Against Veteran Suicide,” ROBERT M. MORGENTHAU, Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2016.

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