Once a veteran has decided to take their own life, “every minute counts,” said Kentucky Army combat veteran Jeremy Harrell.
That’s why he believes a new federal policy aimed at decreasing veteran suicides through free emergency mental health care will be “an actual lifesaver” for the state, which is home to about 370,000 veterans. It’s unclear how many of those aren’t enrolled in the VA health care system. Up to 9 million could benefit nationwide.
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