The BL News—President Trump signs executive order to reduce veteran suicides

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The BL News—President Trump signs executive order to reduce veteran suicides

During a White House event Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order that seeks to reduce the number of veteran suicides. The order will direct his agencies to develop the plan within 12 months.
A new task force will create a grant system similar to the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing program, which provides funding to state and local programs. It will also aim to better coordinate research on suicide across agencies.
Currently, about 20 veterans die by suicide each day, nearly twice the rate among the civilian population. Officials say about 14 of those 20 were not under VA care, pointing to a need for improved outreach.

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