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Veterans Should Be Treated With Honor, Respect And The Best Care Available.

In a recent New York Times article highlighted the failure of our government to adequately attend to the medical problems of our soldiers who suffered war injuries, physical and mental. This has resulted in thousands of suicides among the returning soldiers. The Times reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs informed the parents of William Hamilton, an Iraq war veteran, that it was not responsible for his death. Mr. Hamilton had been admitted nine times to a V.A. psychiatric ward in Palo Alto. He saw demon women and talked to a man he had killed in Iraq. His parents allege…

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Vulnerability of elderly to suicide

Seniors are the second age group most likely to commit suicide in the United States, with senior white men topping the demographic list. Generally, a suicidal crisis involves three characteristics: People believe that the emotional or physical pain they are experiencing is intolerable, inescapable and interminable. Therefore, people with a wish to commit suicide, need to be counseled in feeling more in control, able to change their circumstances and able to understand that the situation will not last forever. Socially isolated individuals are considerably more vulnerable than integrated or people with partners. Consequently, family and friends should observe for signs…

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