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The military mom will spearhead a White House campaign on veterans mental health and suicide prevention in coming months.
The roadmap also calls for more community partnerships and broader discussion about safe storage of guns for veterans dealing with mental health problems.
The survey of IAVA members saw increases in the number of individuals who have thought about harming themselves or lost a friend to suicide.
Lawmakers have bold goals for suicide prevention bills this session, but differing plans could stall efforts to find solutions.