Carlos Hopkins: Preventing veteran suicides is mission one

Carlos Hopkins: Preventing Veteran Suicides is Mission One May 12, 2019 – One of Gov. Ralph Northam’s top priorities is making Virginia the most veteran-friendly and military-friendly state in the nation, which includes establishing best practices for suicide prevention among service members, veterans and their families (the "SMVF.

And while veterans comprise only 8.5 percent of the population, they account for nearly 1 in 5 (18 percent) of all suicides in America. Like Carlos, many of the service members and veterans dying.

Suicide prevention effort deserves public support [Letter] Our community knows as well as any that suicide takes an enormous toll on families, friends, co-workers, schools and entire communities.

‘I was super excited:’ fort bragg students win state video contest ‘I was super excited:’ Fort Bragg students win state video contest . Our third grade classes were highlighted in the Fayetteville Observer this weekend! A boy walking out of a box, students waving flags and kids discussing what it’s like to be a military child were documented in videos that earned

RICHMOND, Va. – Dozens of Vietnam-era veterans were honored with a ceremony and special pin during a Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration March 29, 2019, at the Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond, Virginia. The ceremony, hosted by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, featured Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins.

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An End to Suicide in Arizona. 2016 State Plan "Never never never give up." – Winston Churchill. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. According to officials at the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 800,000 people die bysuicide annually; many more make an attempt. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally in 2012.

My first contact with military suicide happened before I was an active duty soldier. In college, one of my ROTC classmates at Johns Hopkins took his life. Shortly after I arrived at my first duty station in 2006, I received word that one of my junior female soldiers had attempted suicide.

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