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By – Christina Aguayo

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) –There is an ongoing Veteran’s Suicide Crisis happening across the nation including in Texas. Experts say many different factors contribute to the suicide rates.

Derrick Lozzio, a veteran who owns Catch 22 peer support in El Paso said he has seen first hand the uptick in veteran suicies recently,

“We have too many of our brothers and sisters that are dying by suicide and I feel that there is not enough being done to address this crisis. I’ve seen an increase in suicide [through the] news regarding suicide and through my connections. And while El Paso is behind the rest of the county with the suicide rate, it is still happening, it is a serious issue.”  (Continue reading here…)

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