Coaxing Veterans Into Treatment to Prevent Suicides

(By Christine Vestal for Stateline published by The Pew Charitable Trusts)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — To Army veteran Everett Brockington, 52, there’s no mystery about why so many veterans die by suicide: “They’ve seen things and done things that they can’t handle. And they’ve lost too many of their close friends.”

Most of the veterans Brockington knows rely on one another for support instead of seeking mental health services.

“We talk to each other about our problems all the time,” Brockington said. But he admitted, “It would be better if we had someone to talk to who knew what they were doing.”  Continue reading article here…

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