Suicide Prevention for Our Military and Veterans

Support our wounded warriors. Support the The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) ActCall your Senators today. Thank you.

To learn more about the life and death of Clay Hunt, watch this 60 Minutes episode in honor of him (transcript of video included): The life and death of Clay Hunt – CBS News

This is the story of one: Clay Hunt from Houston, Texas, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After four years of a downward spiral, he took his own life in 2011. You’ll see him in videos during some of his best times and hear him talk about some of his worst. Hunt loved being a Marine and serving his country and though he had been out of the Corps for two years when he died, Clay Hunt was a casualty of war.

via The life and death of Clay Hunt – CBS News.

Here is NAMI‘s call for action which I received by email today.

Tell Your Senators To Support Suicide Prevention For Our Nation’s Military and Veterans

In one of the first actions in the new Congress, the House passed HR 203, The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act.  This legislation requires annual assessment of mental health care and suicide prevention programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and implements a pilot loan forgiveness program for psychiatrists that agree to serve in the VA.  The bill passed unanimously – demonstrating the strong bipartisan support for addressing gaps in mental health and suicid e prevention programs at the VA.

NAMI strongly supports the Clay Hunt SAV Act.

We are asking you to keep this momentum going by calling your Senators today. Tell them how important this bill is to the mental health care system for our country’s military and veterans.

Click on the link below and fill out your information. Your Senators’ phone numbers will appear along with talking points. Our nation’s military and veterans have protected us for decades; it’s time we help protect them.

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14 responses to “Suicide Prevention for Our Military and Veterans”

  1. Reblogged this on lily pups life and commented:
    Here is a great post from Kitt O’Malley. Suicides of veterans are a huge concern, as is the plight of veterans in general. Let one of us know what you think.

  2. There is no need to ask before adding a link.

  3. Please do put a link to it in your blog. I’m flattered. Thank you.

  4. Okay, I am totally lost. Is it permissible to send people from my blog over here to read this? DoI just put a link in one of my posts? Do I ask you first? How does that work? Thanks.

  5. Thank you very much for nominating me. I no longer accept awards, but I am honored that you considered me.

  6. Hello! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You are special and have a great blog; I just wanted to share it with others!
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  7. I know what you meant.

  8. I just meant I can’t phone senators.

  9. I mean that with the utmost respect to those who serve. It is a traumatic experience, no doubt.

  10. War is hell no matter where you live.

  11. If I was American, I totally would. I come from a v military family. You always promote sensible causes xx

  12. Just did. Thanks. Great idea.

  13. Thanks! Great idea.

  14. thank you for sharing info about this important topic. You might want to tweet it to The Bloggess – she frequently retweets info having to do with suicide prevention and she has a massive following.

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