“Veteran suicide is a serious and rising national public health challenge. PTSD, mental-health injuries and suicide must be addressed aggressively, comprehensively and responsibly. Every national leader has a responsibility to use accurate and appropriate language when talking about mental health and suicide especially. The wrong messages on PTSD and suicide can perpetuate stigma and complicate an already complicated problem,” said Paul Rieckhoff, founder of The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, on Oct. 3.
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