3.21.2009

successful u.s. veteran suicide prevention program faces drastic budget cuts

From AP, via Army Times.
A nationally recognized suicide prevention program for soldiers may take a financial hit because of New Hampshire's severe budget crunch.

Gov. John Lynch has proposed cutting state funding for the Connect-Frameworks Suicide Prevention Program, which helps the New Hampshire National Guard provide mental health support to soldiers and their families.

State health officials are trying to restore some of the funding, but program director Kenneth Norton says any cut would hurt training efforts.

Since 2005 the program has trained more than 4,000 police officers, educators and mental health workers in suicide prevention for young adults. It started working with the National Guard last year.

Always money for war, but not for its many victims. Thanks to Allan for sending this.

1 comment:

Cornelia said...

Always money for war, but not for its many victims.

That's the law of exploitation. They deem that money may only be spent as they would and that's why they say it must be thus. Another clear case of "Necessity is the plea for every infringement on human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves."