DoD Suicide Report and Racism at the VA

The Back Brief
Friday, October 9th
Connecting Vets reporter Elizabeth Howe takes us through a new DoD report that might be pointing to COVID as a cause for a recent spike in suicides. Could isolation, fear, and travel restrictions be the cause of this rise in suicides this year? Then Connecting Vets reporter Abbie Bennett discusses a new report about the ongoing issues of racism at the VA. Did a Kool-Aid, watermelon, and fried chicken meal to celebrate Juneteenth cross the line? (Hint: did)

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