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house Bill H.R. 2340

Should Veteran Suicides and Suicide Attempts at VA Facilities be Reported to Congress?

Argument in favor

Veterans are committing suicide at an alarming rate, and some of these suicides are occurring at VA facilities. In those cases, veterans are trying to send a message about poor care or other grievances they have with the VA — and Congress needs to heed these messages. Having the VA report to Congress on veteran suicides and suicide attempts on VA grounds will keep lawmakers informed.

burrkitty's Opinion
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05/21/2019
We owe our veterans for being willing pawns in all our unconstitutional wars. Get them everything they need, but more importantly STOP ALL THE U.S. WARMONGERING.
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IllWill's Opinion
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05/21/2019
If we want to stop veteran suicides, let’s stop sending them into our regime change wars that are only designed to be a profit-making venture for defense contractors!
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/21/2019
Definitely, so trump can see what crap he put in charge of the VA and so Congress can put pressure on him to change them and the system that treats these men and women so appallingly.
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Argument opposed

The VA already gives Congress yearly suicide and suicide attempt reporting, including an additional report about each individual suicide or suicide attempt on VA grounds to Congress on a case-by-case basis is excessive. An annual report that helps Congress understand the broader context of and challenge of addressing veteran suicides is the best way for the VA and Congress to work together to address this problem.

ThatGuyInOhio's Opinion
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05/21/2019
one step to help would be to stop blocking the use of medical cannabis for our PTSD veterans! Second is why should they report to someone who doesn’t do anything in the first place? medical marijuana has shown to not just help with PTSD, but has helped to stop the feelings of suicide as well. These treatments are being blocked by kickbacks from big pharmaceutical companies to congress. and you dare act as if you now all of a sudden care for our veterans.
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Thomas's Opinion
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05/21/2019
Just more paperwork. If the congress cared, something positive would have already been accomplished. This has been a issue for many years. This bill adds nothing to the solution.
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John's Opinion
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05/21/2019
What is congress going to do? Shake their head and say it’s a shame? This is a VA and DoD problem and should be treated as such. These men and women deserve better. Mental health issues should be given the resources they deserve to curb if not correct the issue. Maybe Congress can better fund the VA but that’s about all they are capable of. These men and women need action, not another bloody report that will do nothing.
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      Health
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedApril 18th, 2019
    We owe our veterans for being willing pawns in all our unconstitutional wars. Get them everything they need, but more importantly STOP ALL THE U.S. WARMONGERING.
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    one step to help would be to stop blocking the use of medical cannabis for our PTSD veterans! Second is why should they report to someone who doesn’t do anything in the first place? medical marijuana has shown to not just help with PTSD, but has helped to stop the feelings of suicide as well. These treatments are being blocked by kickbacks from big pharmaceutical companies to congress. and you dare act as if you now all of a sudden care for our veterans.
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    If we want to stop veteran suicides, let’s stop sending them into our regime change wars that are only designed to be a profit-making venture for defense contractors!
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    Definitely, so trump can see what crap he put in charge of the VA and so Congress can put pressure on him to change them and the system that treats these men and women so appallingly.
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    I believe that the increase in depression and suicides in the United States, is a direct result of Conservative oppression. Republicans have denied PTSD for decades and have fought against providing mental healthcare and general healthcare. Conservatism is harmful and it kills.
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    Congress should know about every suicide and suicide attempt by a veteran whether it is at a VA facility or not. And additionally American citizens should see the statistics on a regular basis also. Know that every number represents a human life.
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    They should absolutely be reported. In fact, I’m of the mind that combat veterans who commit suicide should be included in the casualty count of the wars or conflicts in which they served. Their suicide rate is so phenomenally much higher than that of the general population that the only common denominator is their participation in war or conflict related combat. Veterans overall are twice as likely to commit suicide than non-veterans and combat veterans are five times more likely.
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    [VETERAN] House bill H.R. 2340 AKA the “FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act” I strongly recommend and support the House bill H.R. 2340 AKA the “FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act” which would require Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) to notify Congress within seven days of any suicide or attempted suicide that takes place in or on a VA facility’s grounds. Veterans are committing suicide at an alarming rate, and some of these suicides are occurring at VA facilities. In those cases, veterans are trying to send a message about poor care or other grievances they have with the VA — and Congress needs to heed these messages. Having the VA report to Congress on veteran suicides and suicide attempts on VA grounds will keep lawmakers informed. SneakyPete.......... 5.22.19..........
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    Our Vets deserve all possible resources.
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    With this administration we need full transparency...
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    Awareness, accountability, transparency are all vitally needed in our congress. This is a measure that seems to improve those vitals. We broke these veterans in most cases and have responsibility to make every effort to reach and repair them. 💔 Vote yes.
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    Sounds like a great idea, but I do not believe Congress serves in our best interests, anymore. Specifically, the Senate Republicans who are hellbent on only serving the president.
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    Yes. We owe our veterans much more than we give them. The high rate of veteran suicides is clear evidence that we are not taking care of them, especially when it comes to their mental health. If the VA cannot on its own help rectify this omission, then there should be oversight.
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    Just more paperwork. If the congress cared, something positive would have already been accomplished. This has been a issue for many years. This bill adds nothing to the solution.
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    Yes our veterans have risked their lives to make us safe. We must do everything possible to help them in return. Congress should be notified of these suicides or attempts. So that they can give our veterans the help they need. It can't wait for the end of the year in a yearly report. Our veterans need help now.
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    Do your duty to those you’ve used in unconstitutional wars.
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    Yes. Veterans suicides and suicide attempts at VA facilities should be reported to Congress.
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    Absolutely! This kind of report will serve to heighten awareness of the crisis in Veteran Mental health!
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    Vote yes!
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    Congress should be kept aware. We called on these people to serve their country in a life-changing way. We owe them.
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