Reuters reports that President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order yesterday that directs government departments to take steps to prevent suicide among veterans by way of mental health treatment.
“Trump's order directs the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs to ensure all uniformed service members have access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources in the first year following military service,” Reuters writes. "That 12-month period after you leave service is the highest risk for suicide," Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told reporters.
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