Biden announces new strategy to reduce military and veteran suicides

Posted on AllSides November 2nd, 2021
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President Biden announced on Tuesday a new strategy to reduce military and veteran suicide that includes promoting safe firearm storage and guides for firearm dealers.

Why it matters: "Since 2010, more than 65,000 veterans have died by suicide — more than the total number of deaths from combat during the Vietnam War and the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan combined," the White House wrote in a news release.

The strategy is pillared by five priorities, per the White House:

Improving lethal means safety

Enhancing crisis care and helping care transitions

Increasing access to effective care...

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