Together With Veterans Phase 1
A veteran suicide prevention program has taken its first steps at implementation in rural New Hampshire. “Together With Veterans” is a suicide prevention initiative that’s looking to develop community-based support structures for Veterans, particularly in rural communities. Former Army Captain Ray Gilmore graduated a national course meant to bring this initiative to the area last year. He says the program has created an open assessment with community providers and leaders in Coos county; assessing the strengths and weaknesses of systems already in place for veterans in the area. The next step, according to Gilmore, will be to train everyone from providers and first responders to community members, bar tenders and gun shop owners to build a community that supports veterans who may be at risk of suicide.