President Signs Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill

ABC World News (2/12, story 5, 2:00, Muir) reported that at the White House yesterday, the President signed “a new bill aimed at helping veterans in crisis from invisible wounds, a suicide prevention bill.”

McClatchy (2/12, Clark, Subscription Publication) reports that the President said, “This is one of those areas where we can’t have an argument,” offering a “special acknowledgment” to Sen. John McCain (R). The bill “seeks to improve mental health services and prevent suicide in what is described as a growing epidemic among veterans.” According to the VA in 2012, between 18 and 22 veterans “committed suicide each day from 1999 to 2010.”

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— “Obama signs measure to help veterans,” Lesley Clark, McClatchy, February 12, 2015.

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