Entries Tagged ‘veteran suicide’

Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against UC Davis Following Veteran Suicide

By Debbie Gregory. It was supposed to be a two-day retreat to Monterey, a chance for a small group of employees in UC Davis’ agriculture college to bond. Instead, it ended tragically for a decorated Air Force veteran. Now a lawsuit filed on behalf of the widow and two children of Col. Christopher de los […]

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California Legislators Push Bill to Help Combat Veteran Suicide

By Debbie Gregory. A proposal for new state legislation in California that will help confront the issue of veteran suicides has been introduced by Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula and Assemblyman Jim Patterson. AB 242 would require death certificates to reflect whether the deceased person was ever a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Currently, details […]

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D’Youville Veteran Student Michelle Greene Rides for a Cause

You could call Technical Sergeant Michelle Greene a bit of an overachiever. The  27-year-old has already completed nine years of military service, while taking on a full time course load to complete her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science at D’Youville College, a Veteran School Salute awardee and Yellow Ribbon Program Participant. A natural […]

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Study Reveals Veteran Suicide Risk Highest in the First Year Home

By Debbie Gregory. A new study may open doors to more effective treatment for veterans as they move from active-duty to life after the military, especially in light of the fact that Veterans may be more likely to commit suicide during the first year after they leave the military than after more time passes. A […]

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Veteran’s Suicide Tragedy Compounded by Financial Consequences

By Debbie Gregory. On July 5th, Stephen Coning, a 26-year- old veteran who had served three deployments as a Marine Infantryman, tragically took his own life. Coning was part of the infamous 2/7 Marines, a unit that has been plagued by a suicide rate sixteen times that of the national average. Two days later, the Department of Veterans […]

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