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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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It would go a long way if we pushed people to register for the VA before they separated or retired. I know that's a bit off topic but I am tired of reading about arguments.
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It may be off topic but it's a good idea Lt Col Charlie Brown We still need to get all of the VA Healthcare facilities rated at the SAIL high score of 5. That includes the Mental Health care. Having Veterans commit suicide inside or outside the doors of the VA is not acceptable. Reading some of the events that led to these crisis events is disturbing at best and in some cases rise to medical malpractice.
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SrA John Monette
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I never heard a word when i was separating about any veterans' programs, registering with the VA, etc.
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SSgt Richard Kensinger
SSgt Richard Kensinger
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I entirely agree w/ you about early engagement in care before D/C.
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SSgt Richard Kensinger
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Clearly, this is a tragedy to lose 20 of our brothers/sisters a day to suicide. And only 6 of those are seen at a VAC. Based on my research on clinical trauma dating back to WW Two, I understand some of the reasons for disengagement. I have released some of my findings to our local VAC, to no avail. And every suicide of someone being seen there is demoralizing and quite painful to all staff involved in their care. As the VAC does conduct psychosocial autopsies and root-cause analyses of these sentinel events, it should inform them in enhancing care. I have myself conducted these examinations at a large CMHC in my area to enhance our ability at predicting, and protecting, and preventing some of these tragedies.
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LTC Gary Earls
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Is Mr. Takano, a veteran??
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LTC Gary Earls I could find nothing in his bio's or autobiography that said he served in the Armed Forces. Rep. (D) Mark Takano's career has all been about institutions (educator) or government.
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