To The Office of The President of the United States, Congress
The U.S. Military and the Democratic and Republican Parties
Prevent Veteran Suicide by Addressing the Hidden Wounds of War
Before Service Members Leave The Military
Lower the rate of suicide and accident deaths among Veterans and to help Veterans and their families better prepare for the trials of homecoming
A Petition to mandate the Department of Defense to develop and implementa comprehensive psychological and emotional training for all military personnel prior to and immediately following separation from military service with special care for combat and combat related job specialties. Just as "boot camp" and basic training transforms a civilian into member of the Armed Services of the United States, this "homecoming preparedness training" must be thorough, professional, tested, and effective.
A Petition to mandate the Departments of Defense to develop nationally standardized and readily available homecoming preparedness resources for families, employers and caregivers of veterans, with particular emphasis around the needs of Combat Veterans with both visible and invisible wounds.
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