Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chris Kyle Memorial + Funeral; Veteran Suicide Rates A Major Concern; End of Watch: Detective MacKay + PO Michael Crain

Serve With Honor And Integrity On And Off The Battlefield...Navy SEALs Code

Chris Kyle Memorial And Funeral

Since many in the media failed to run stories about former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memorial and funeral, Dedicated to Heroes will do it for them.

What Is Causing The Surge In Suicides For Veterans?

The VA estimates 22 veterans commit suicides per day. Veterans 18-34 account for 10.8% of suicides in that age group even they they only comprise 4.5% of that entire age group. Similar patterns exist for male veterans ages 34-51. The VA also reports that the highest rate of attempted suicides is among veterans younger than 30 years of age.

Initial speculation centers on multiple deployments accounting for some of the suicides as well as the high number of veterans who are now unemployed and unable to find employment. In addition, experts also believe the mental health system is failing veterans with an insufficient supply of mental health providers to treat veterans.

To date, the Veteranss Crisis Line reports they have rescued over 26,000 veterans.

End of Watch: Police Officers MacKay and Crain

Detective Jeremiah MacKay and Police Officer Michael Crain were murder victims of Christopher Dorner (whose body was identified earlier today).

Det. MacKay was a 15 year veteran with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Michael Crain was a Marine Corps veteran and served with the Riverside Police Department for 11 years. He is also survived by his wife and two children.

No comments:

Post a Comment