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More Veterans Die By Suicide Than In Combat. But It’s Preventable

Anna Richardson and Sarah Roxburgh, co-executive directors of Veterans Legal Services, write in an op-ed in WBUR’s Cognoscenti that, “Veteran suicide is one of the greatest crises of our time.”

“Research has also shown that veterans with legal problems are nearly twice as likely to have serious thoughts of suicide, and are 1 1/2 times more likely to attempt it, than veterans without legal problems. It’s one of the reasons the Department of Veterans Affairs strongly encourages VA-housed legal clinics, where VA sites partner with legal providers, such as ours, to help resolve legal problems that are burdening veterans.” Read more at WBUR.