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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education


With Veterans Suicide rates at an all-time high there is more to be done. Twenty or more Veterans in the United States commit suicide on a daily basis with no end in sight. Despite all of the research being done, there are still no clear answers to why this epidemic continues. The facts currently are that there are not an adequate number of mental heal providers to meet the needs of the general population let alone the Veteran population. There are an overwhelming number of risk factors that can lead to suicide like stress, guilt, alcohol and substance abuse, mental health conditions like depression. Even though with treatment this risk can be minimized it still leads back to the issue that there is not enough providers in the Veterans network along with the reality that traditional psychological theories are not tailored to the lives and stress that Veterans and members of the military have experienced.

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