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VA report cites positive results from mental health programs despite no drop in veterans suicides

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Mar 14, 2019 8:44 AM 1+ mon ago

VA report cites positive results from mental health programs despite no drop in veterans suicides

They cited low readmission rates for veterans using acute inpatient mental health services, lower relapse rates for veterans who used residential rehabilitation programs for post-traumatic stress treatment, increasing success with transition assistance support and high satisfaction rates for most veterans who used department mental health resources.

In recent years, the number of veterans who take their own lives each day has hovered around 20. Of that group, 14 have little or no contact with VA support services. Efforts implemented just before and after the 2015 legislation made no significant change to the 2016 figures, the latest collected by the department.

Officials at AMVETS blasted the report -- which has been viewed only by a handful of congressional staffers -- as a missed opportunity.

"More than 24,000 veterans have died by suicide since the passage of the Clay Hunt Act," said group National Commander Rege Riley ...

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