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How Big is the Veteran Suicide Problem?

Overview of the policies and flawed science behind the Veteran suicide, drug overdose deaths, diabetic amputations, and mental health epidemics. This series intends to tackle a range of subjects that afflict Veterans, especially suicide and drug overdoses which, along with diabetic lower limb amputations, are at epidemic levels. Read More
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VA Continues to Avoid Treating and Healing Brain Wounds

2024 reminds us that the Veterans Administration continues off-course by avoiding actual brain wound healing while pumping more $$$$ into research, “Mental Health,” and achieving a new normal. Meanwhile, the suicide rate continues upward. Read More
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BRAIN WOUND UPDATE #17: Military Suicides: Rates gradually increased from 2011 to 2022

Nothing the DOD Mental Health System of VA does for brain injuries is approved for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). And TBI has been shown to be a direct contributor to suicidal ideation, amenable to healing with HBOT. A more thorough Suicide Prevention Strategy should report on efforts to properly diagnose and heal brain wounds, across the board.

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BRAIN WOUND UPDATE #8: “New” Discoveries but Old News to Scientists Studying Brain Wounds

Military suicide rate rose 25% in first quarter, Pentagon reveals; Redefining Depression: TBI Affective Syndrome Discovered; Researchers identify first case of CTE found in a female athlete. Read More
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Women and Concussion: CNN

These two women’s lives were tragically cut short after they sustained serious head injuries in their pursuit of sporting greatness and then took their own lives. Catlin was 23, while Soutter died by suicide on her 18th birthday. Read More
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BLAST Damage and SUICIDAL IDEATION

This Part Three explores BLAST Injury, the role of Hyperbaric Oxygenation in healing brain wounds, eliminating symptoms of suicidal ideation, and the role of brain wound healing in stopping suicides.

For fourteen years, TreatNOW has been focused on trying to prevent service member suicides. This series is part of a continuing appeal to help the DOD/VA do the right things to prevent suicides, especially among combat veterans, particularly SpecOPs where the rates of suicide outpace all others.

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Putting the Brakes on Veteran Suicidal Ideation

2nd in a five-part series on the Implications of HBOT when used to heal brain wounds, eliminate suicidal ideation, restore lives, and save Billions of dollars. The updated UHMS definition of HBOT demands action. We are exploring at least five in this series: the first was the significance of the new/old science and mandatory revisions in scientific facts. This second Blog looks at suicide costs and data, and the action called for by the new science. Read More
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Military Suicides Up 25% Q4 2020

While current numbers are not available from the VA, a similar increase would be 22 veteran suicides a day, or an annual total of over 8,000 tragedies. Irrespective of when the count begins, more veterans are committing suicide each year than died in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts since 9/11.

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Significant legislative effort on Suicides

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) to introduce the Save our Servicemembers (S.O.S.) Act, which directs the Department of Defense to evaluate the effectiveness of their suicide prevention programs and implement new preventative measures in accordance with recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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As More And More Troops Die By Suicide, The Hardest Question Remains: Why?

Thanks to BG Jim Bauerle.    As More And More Troops Die By Suicide, The Hardest Question Remains: Why? (USARead more

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