Excerpt from nyharbor.va.gov (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs)
Wired for Resilience: The Challenges Ahead: Optimizing Resiliency in the Newest Generations of Veterans, VISN3 Conference
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Mental Health experts are looking head on at the stark and daunting challenge of the reported “1-a-day” national suicide rates among returning Veterans and mobilizing to understand the problem and deal with it more effectively.
Speaking at VISN3’s conference, “The Challenges Ahead: Optimizing Resiliency in the Newest Generations of Veterans” on September 21, Dr. Loree Sutton, (Ret.) Army Brigadier General, said “bringing these Veterans back home has proven more challenging than ever. Compared to Veterans of previous wars, today’s generation of warriors has been exposed to far more continuous conflict. Most have been deployed on repeated tours, each lasting from four to 15 months and, in all cases, extending well beyond the roughly 90 days identified as the breaking point for the average WWII rifleman.Continue Reading »