Together With Veterans
In February of this year, the US Department of Veterans Affairs issued what they called the, “Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.” Former Army Captain and Valley Resident Ray Gilmore just returned from training in Colorado stemming from that challenge. They call the program “Together With Veterans.” He refers to the effort as a ‘center of gravity.’ He says that while they’re currently working on a plan to address Veteran Suicide, the hope is that methods developed from this program will be used towards preventing suicides in other communities beyond veterans. Gilmore notes that they’re still in the planning phase for the Mt. Washington Valley but that they will be making their first moves before the end of the year and significant moves to set up new support tools for the Veteran Community of New Hampshire over the course of 2020.