17 Apr '18, 11am

St. Louis VA Hospital Suicide is One in String of Self-Inflicted Deaths

The suicide of a veteran at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis last month is the latest in a string of such deaths on Veterans Affairs properties nationwide. Phillip Crews, 62, shot himself in the hospital's emergency room waiting area just after 4 a.m. on March 26, city and VA officials said. An estimated 20 to 22 veterans die of suicide each day, at an average age of 60. While it is unknown how many of those deaths occur at VA facilities, they include a 76-year-old who shot himself in a parking lot of a New York hospital in August 2016, a veteran of Afghanistan who hanged himself at age 32 in a Tennessee hospital in November 2016, a 63-year-old Navy veteran who shot himself in a car at a North Carolina hospital and a 35-year-old Marine who overdosed on fentanyl at a Massachusetts VA psychiatric facility. Last summer, then-VA Secretary David Shulkin, who is also ...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/04/17/st-louis-v...

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