Veteran suicide


It’s National Suicide Prevention Week. On Wednesday’s First Coast Connect we talked about the suicide crisis among veterans and what is being done locally to combat it with Katherine Eicher, the lead suicide prevention coordinator for VA in North Florida and South Georgia and Daniel Henry, Public Information Officer for the region’s VA (01:10).

Thursday on “First Coast Connect,” we learned how President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program will affect the First Coast with Jacksonville immigration attorney Karen Winston and Mario DeCunto, who sits on the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Council (02:09). We spoke about preventing veteran suicides with Daniel Henry of the Veterans Administration Hospital of Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida and Katherine Eicher, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the VA on the First Coast (30:15). Associate Director of the Amelia Community Theatre Tener Wade and director Ron Kurtz talked about their production of “Wit,” and Kerry Speckman told us about some upcoming events and the many that have been canceled this weekend due to Hurricane Irma (44:07).