Working Together We CAN Save Veterans Lives – Larry Alger


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At least 24 suicides have occurred on VA campuses in the last 18 months, the most recent two weeks ago when a veteran shot himself in front of a crowd in the lobby of a Texas VA outpatient clinic. That came less than a week after two other veterans died by suicide at separate VA locations in Georgia.

“We’re struggling to find any single trend with that group,” said Dr. Keita Franklin, national director of suicide prevention at VA. “Compared to the overall (number of veteran suicides), that number is small … But we’re very concerned about anything that happens on our campuses.”



Excerpt- A 2018 update of the VA data found that the average number of veteran suicides per day had remained “unchanged at 20.”
We checked with Robert Bossarte, the director of Injury Control Research at West Virginia University who helped author the VA’s 2016 report. He told PolitiFact West Virginia that he considers the 20-a-day figure to be accurate.

Excerpt- High rates of homelessness, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and a military culture that can be resistant to seeking help are all aggravating factors for veterans, whose rates of suicide have been the subject of numerous hearings on Capitol Hill.
“We are not even at the Sputnik stage of understanding problems with mental health,” said Robert Wilkie, the secretary of veterans affairs. “I have said this is the No. 1 clinical priority that is made manifest by the president putting V.A. as the lead for this national task force.”


Serious Data Breach of Thousands of Vets Info in Tacoma WA -Dave Strider

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  1. • Seattle
    DAV National Service Office
    Full-Time Employees 915 2nd Ave.
    Room. 1040
    Seattle, WA 98174 206-341-8267
    • Hours:
    By Appointment Only
    • Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri: 8:00am to 2:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am to 11:30am
    • American Lake
    DAV Department Service Office
    Full-Time Employee
    American Lake
    VA Medical Center
    Bldg. 16 — Room 103
    9600 Veterans Drive
    Tacoma, WA 98493 253-583-1303
    Mon – Thu: 8:00am to 2:30pm
    Wed – Closed at 12pm
    Walk-In Only
    First Come First Served
    • Tacoma
    DAV Chapter #1
    Part-Time Volunteers
    • 1110 N. Stevens St.
    Tacoma, WA 98406 253-752-2970

    • Lakewood
    DAV Chapter #18
    Part-Time Volunteers
    5604 75th St W
    Lakewood, WA 98499 253-472-4680

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    2315 Burwell St
    Bremerton, WA 98312
    • Ph: 360-373-2397
    • Fax: 360-627-288
    • Olympia
    DAV Chapter #41
    Part-Time Volunteers
    920 Poplar St SE
    Olympia, WA 98503 360-459-7400

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