VA Asks “WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDE?”

September 27, 2017 

STATEMENT OF JOHN D. DAIGH, JR., M.D., CPA ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR HEALTHCARE INSPECTIONS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS UNITED STATES SENATE

HEARING ON  “#BETHERE: WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDE?”

  • The data showed that an average of 20 veterans died by suicide each day, 6 of the 20 were recent utilizers of VHA services—in the year of their deaths or the previous
  • The risk for suicide was 21 percent higher among veterans when compared with U.S. civilian adults after adjusting for differences in age and gender.

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Vet to Vet Tennessee has a Veteran Specific Suicide Prevention Program to teach veterans, their families and their communities how to prevent someone, including yourself, from committing suicide.  Please call us at 865-336-2624 for more information or to set up our free training for your organization.

Broken Chains President attends Celebrate Recovery Community

September 25, 2017   Sweetwater, Tennessee

Jeff Stultz, National President of Broken Chains Motorcycle Club gave his life changing testimony at Celebrate Recovery Community.  During his amazing story Jeff revealed that he served in the Army and that his dad, Luther Stultz, was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran.  The members were awe inspired with Jeff’s return to real life and were grateful for his presentation.  At the end of the service, Vet to Vet Tennessee (V2VT) presented  Jeff,  on behalf of Luther, the Vietnam War Commemoration proclamation and V2VT’s Korean War Certificate of Honor.

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The Vietnam War 10 part series on PBS – Watch out for triggers

September 15, 2017 PBS Vietnam War TV series and the Wall That Heals

This past Sunday 9/17/17 East Tennessee PBS began the broadcast of “The Vietnam War”, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Additionally, “The Wall That Heals” a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center will be in Knoxville October 4 – 8, 2017.

Vietnam veterans watching this series or visiting The Wall That Heals may feel the need to share their thoughts, feelings and opinions with others, but have limited avenues to do so. 

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WW II POW Honored on POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 15, 2017  Knoxville, Tennessee

Elmcroft of West Knoxville and Vet to Vet TN (V2VT) hosted a POW/MIA event to recognize one of America’s great heroes, World War II Army POW Robert William Chadwick.

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