President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for an Executive Order on the “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide.”
The order creates a new high-level task force on preventing veterans suicide which will include new community outreach grants aimed at former service members and expanded projects across a host of government agencies to coordinate research and prevention efforts.
Veteran suicide claims an estimated 20 veterans each day and this order is the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration to lessen the crisis.
The president is directing the task force to develop a new grant system for mental health support and outreach similar to the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing program, which provides funding directly to local charities and city programs to help get homeless veterans off the street.
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