Department Of Veterans Affairs Is Reaching Out To Former Servicewomen About Gun Safety

The Washington Post (10/8, Wax-Thibodeaux) “Federal Eye” blog reported that “female veterans die by suicide at nearly six times the rate as those with no service record,” because they use guns. Suicides among female veterans have reached “such an alarming number that mental health experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs say the agency is reaching out to former servicewomen to talk about gun safety.” Currently, “VA hospitals and clinics are offering free gun locks and education at every VA to ensure firearm safety…said” Caitlin Thompson, the VA’s deputy director for suicide prevention.

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— “VA addresses suicide by gun problem among female veterans,” Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Washington Post, October 8, 2015.

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