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The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act has passed unanimously through the House and Senate and now awaits President Obama’s signature. The act calls for:

  • Better access to mental health information,
  • Establishing a community outreach pilot program to help veterans transition from active duty,
  • A new website,
  • Funding to recruit at least ten psychiatrists into the loan repayment program each year for three years.

The Clay Hunt Act is a response to the growing number of suicides by American veterans. It is estimated that twenty-two veterans commit suicide per day. For information on Massachusetts Veterans’ programs, see our webpage Law About Veterans.

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