As The Veteran Suicide Crisis Persists, Washington Turns To Snake Oil And Swamp Creatures

By Jasper Craven and Suzanne Gordon, Battle Borne. -

In mid-August, former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Anthony Principi (2001-2005) worked to get a number of fellow former VA chiefs to sign on to a draft Op-Ed encouraging the House to take up a [...]

On Contact: High Rates Of Suicide Among Combat Veterans

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Matthew Hoh, former US Marines company commander, about the high rates of veteran suicides. Hoh served two tours in Iraq as a Marine and also worked [...]

Midwest Farmers Face Suicide Crisis

By Katie Wedell, Lucille Sherman and Sky Chadde, USA TODAY Network. -

One by one, the three men from the same close-knit community took their own lives. Their deaths spanned a two-year stretch starting in mid-2015 and shook the village of Georgetown, Ohio, about [...]

Chelsea Manning Is Free From Jail, Faces Exorbitant Fines

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Alexandria - Today, March 12, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia ended the grand jury of Julian Assange and Wikileaks in which Chelsea Manning refused to testify. As a result, US [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

By Graison Dangor, Npr.org -

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying [...]

MIlitary Suicides Spike To New Record High

By Lolita C. Baldor, Apnews.com -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have surged to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter. [...]

US Suicide Epidemic Is Hitting Trump’s Base Hard

By Rajan Menon, Tom Dispatch -

In 2017, 47,173 Americans killed themselves. In that single year, in other words, the suicide count was nearly seven times greater than the number of American soldiers killed in the Afghanistan [...]

The Ketamine Chorus: NYT Trumpets New Anti-Suicide Drug

By Bruce E. Levine, Counterpunch.org -

The drumbeat for ketamine as a way to halt the rising suicide rate is upon us, as the New York Times has now joined the chorus. This is encouraging news unless of course you recall a couple of [...]

Suicide Rate Surging Among Afghanistan Iraq War Veterans

By Whitney Webb, Mintpress News. -

Washington - New data released Wednesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs has shown that the suicide rate among young military veterans continues to climb, despite a decline in the overall [...]