Proposal seeks to reduce suicide among women vets [CTPost.com]

 

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A study showing that women veterans commit suicide at six times the rate of civilian women has prompted U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and colleagues to propose legislation requiring the VA to develop gender-specific suicide prevention programs.

The “Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act” would expand the Department of Veterans Affairs’ annual evaluation of mental health and suicide-prevention programs to include data specific to female veterans. The act also would require the VA to determine which programs are the most effective for female veterans.



[For more of this story, written by Lisa Chedekel, go to http://www.ctpost.com/news/art...men-vets-6818980.php]

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