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Initiative looks to address high number of veteran suicides in the United States

Pennsylvania Daily Life
Posted at 9:03 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:03:52-04

A long-awaited plan is now in the works to address the high number of veteran suicides in the United States.

It will be a two-year effort with initiatives like firearm safety, wellness programs in the workplace, and new barriers near bridges and railroads.

President Donald Trump has signed off on $53 million for the efforts. Other veteran programs outside of the Department of Veteran Affairs will also be eligible for the money.

The first of the efforts will start in a few weeks with a public messaging campaign to raise awareness about suicides during the pandemic.