The report indicated that suicide is the top clinical priority for the VA and they want to make sure they save our veterans.
On Tuesday afternoon President Trump will sign an executive order to launch a new program aimed at preventing veteran suicide.
The “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide” will provide new grants for suicide prevention programs in local communities and bring in the private sector to help cut down on wait times.
Inside the federal government, the executive order will bolster suicide research and incentivize departments to share important data. More from the Military Times:
The new task force will be charged with better coordinating existing research on suicide within federal systems. Already, the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security have a host of information on traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health issues that could be indicators of suicidal thoughts.