21 Jun '12, 2pm

VA to try new technologies to try to reduce risk of suicide among Veterans #suicideprevention

Related Stars and Stripes coverage of suicide in the military Troy Peterson looks over photos left on the dining room table, June 9, 2009, from a memorial service for Trevor Hogue, an Army soldier who had served in Iraq and returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder and committed suicide. Peterson and Hogue had been friends since they were in kindergarten. Lezlie Sterling/Sacramento Bee/MCT The Veterans Affairs Department announced Wednesday it will try new technologies—like video conferences and electronic health records—in an attempt to reduce the risk of suicide among veterans, according to The Associated Press . Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made the announcement to mental health professionals Wednesday, saying that in addition to the possible convenience of video appointments, online chat forums and text messages were also becoming a more prevalent t...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/va-looks-to-technology-for...

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