Veteran dies by suicide outside Cleveland VA hospital Monday, lawmakers demand action
April 29, 2019
WASHINGTON – A veteran killed himself outside the Veterans Affairs medical center in Cleveland on Monday – the fourth veteran suicide at a VA facility this month – and more than a dozen lawmakers from both parties called for more to be done to prevent veteran suicides at a rare, joint press conference on Capitol Hill.
The Cleveland death happened outside the facility's emergency room around 3 a.m., according to Melissa Bryant, chief policy officer at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, who was briefed on the incident.
VA officials declined to release details about what happened, citing privacy regulations. In a statement provided to USA TODAY, they offered "deepest condolences... to the loved ones affected by this death." read more here
⥅Well, the reporters paid attention to the two veterans who committed suicide in Georgia...then the one in Texas. They missed the one in Florida and they missed the one who had been delivered to the VA by Jimmy Johns earlier, in Columbus. Oh, but his death was at Columbus Community Health emergency department in the parking lot.
So exactly when will the "one too many veteran" commit suicide before things change?