With suicide rates at near-epidemic levels in the United States military, efforts to help identify cases of suicide in veterans have intensified. The Department Of Veterans Affairs is currently engaged in a study that is specifically aimed at helping the agency identify patients, who have a higher risk of suicide. Identifying patients with a high suicide is a major challenge.
Veteran suicide is getting more attention from the federal administration. The President is joining hands with government leaders, lawmakers and others to spotlight the high rate of suicides among veterans in the United States. The President is also soon expected to sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The bill is named for Clay Hunt, an American.