Project Phoenix SA Helps Local Veterans Connect to Support



By Iris Gonzalez

It can be difficult to know how to help someone you suspect has thoughts of suicide. The challenge can be compounded if that person is a veteran or active duty service member dealing with issues not easily understood by civilians, issues like traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic physical injuries, and transitioning back home after deployment.

A Veterans Affairs (VA) 2016 study estimates that in 2014 an average of 20 veterans committed suicide every day. The VA is aggressively undertaking a number of new measures to prevent these tragedies from happening.

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