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After learning about a Vietnam veteran who moved into his car after Hurricane Harvey, volunteers from the Texas Gulf Coast jumped in to help him clean up his home.
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It took academic, government and military researchers five years to say they don't really know what is causing military suicides but whatever it is, they say it isn't the psychoactive drugs they are prescribing and pushing.

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Iraq war veteran Ryan Ranalli says he has at least five reasons why he won’t make another suicide attempt -- his wife and four children.

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While they seem like the least likely candidates, the elderly are killing themselves with greater regularity than any other age group in Montana. That’s also true across the country, eroding the myth that teens run the highest risk of suicide.

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Veterans commit suicide at a rate that is twice the national average. In fact, the annual military death toll from suicides has for several years exceeded the number killed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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More best health stories of the year from the Antidote Blog.

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Here's what you can learn from a compelling and deeply-reported new investigation into the post-war deaths of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Radioactive tuna, DSM controversy, online patient's groups and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

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