July 16, 2017
VA Secretary David Shulkin vows to combat suicide among veterans.
During an interview aired on Sunday, Shulkin called the current suicide rate unacceptable and said it’s the department’s number one clinical priority.
A 2014 VA study found an average of 20 veterans commit suicide a day.
He says the department is trying new therapies and treatments and is also reaching out to community and academic groups for help.
He pledged to do everything possible to bring the suicide rate to zero.