There has been a sharp increase in the suicide rate among the youngest male veterans, and a smaller but still significant jump among women who served in the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday.
The department said the suicide rate increased nearly 44 percent for male veterans between the ages of 18-29 from 2009 to 2011. During the same period, the rate among female veterans increased more than 11 percent. SOURCE: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140109/BENEFITS06/301090037?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
22 veterans taking their own lives on a daily basis is absolutely unacceptable!!! NOT ON MY WATCH!
We MUST take a stand and do something TODAY!!
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TBBF has currently placed 3 ‘battle buddy’ service dogs with disabled veterans, one puppy entering the program THIS WEEKEND, and we have another 6 dogs preparing to begin their training and placement with their veterans in the next couple months!! TBBF will continue our work to serve our nation’s heroes, and with your support, we will continue our work to expand our resources to provide service dogs for veterans, and continue to support our veterans by providing the necessary resources to assist with the reintegration back into the civilian world.