Senators: Veterans At Risk For Suicide Have To Wait Too Long For VA Mental Health Treatment

USA Today (11/20, Crutchfield) reports that at a meeting of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee yesterday, senators concluded that “veterans at risk of suicide have to wait too long to get mental health treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs.” Each day, “about 22 veterans commit suicide…VA records show, and they remain a higher risk of suicide than members of the general population.” Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) told representatives of the VA, “We cannot have someone call in for an appointment and have to wait five weeks to get help.”

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— “At-risk veterans need help on suicide, senators say,” Charmaine Crutchfield, USA Today, November 19, 2014.

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