Trump signs executive order expanding veterans' mental health services

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President Trump signed a new executive order Tuesday aimed to reduce suicides among veterans.

While the White House attempts to mitigate the intense backlash over President Donald Trump's racist remarks referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole" countries, NBC has a new report detailing a disturbing-yet wholly unsurprising-exchange that occurred between Trump and a Korean American intelligence officer last fall. "We're reaching out to our community partners to make sure the women know these programs and special programs are available", he said.

Will it address mental health? He told reporters on Thursday that he expected the exam "to go very well".

Howard and Jean Somers lost their son Daniel, California Army National Guardsman who served in Iraq, to suicide and have been working with the Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs to develop ways to protect veteran lives ever since.

Care may be provided at VA or by a private facility, depending on wait times where you live.

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"Currently, up until your executive order, only 40 percent of those servicemembers had coverage in the VA to get mental health", Shulkin said.

"That first year is a year of a lot of change for a service member".

While the American public and people from other parts of the world may be curious about the results of Trump's health check, there has never been legislation requiring the present a tell-all medical reveal.

The doctor in charge of the exam said it "went exceptionally well", although he did not divulge any further details. However, last year, the VA launched a separate program offering emergency mental health services for veterans with these "bad paper" discharges, and Shulkin said that program is still in effect. "At the signing event, Sec".

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Others said that saying things that are knowingly false is just "called being Trump" and that Trump would be "hauled through the courts daily" with stricter laws.

"That 12-month period after you leave service is the highest risk for suicide", Shulkin explained in the Oval Office.

"The issue is we need more mental health care specialists", Howard said.

Expanding the DOD's Military OneSource, which offers resources to active duty members, to include services to separating service members to one year beyond service separation.

The order directs the secretaries of the Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs departments to submit a plan within 60 days providing "seamless access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources" for veterans in the year following military service.

Obama underwent four periodic physical exams as president.

Do presidents have to have a physical while they are in office? "It's a very sad situation".

The executive order clears that red tape allowing all new veterans to qualify. Use that same number and press "1" to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.

White House says Trump is in 'excellent health' after physical
Trump was 70 when he took office, a year older than Ronald Reagan, America's next oldest president at the time of being sworn in. However, for people concerned about the president's cognitive health, a physical doesn't focus much on neurological status.


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