Archive for Tag: suicide prevention

Bergen introduces six more bills to help New Jersey veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Keeping his promise to make New Jersey the best state for veterans to live, work and play, Assemblyman Brian Bergen introduced six new pieces of legislation Thursday to accomplish that mission. The latest measures cutting property and income taxes, boosting jobs, and increasing veteran mental health...

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Rooney introduces bill recognizing ‘Veterans Suicide Awareness & Remembrance Day’

TRENTON, N.J. – Since 2010, the United States has lost more military members to suicide than deaths from the Vietnam War and post-9/11 combat deaths combined. An average of 22 active troops and veterans take their own lives daily. The continued stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide prevents many...

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DeCroce bill requiring suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A1443), sponsored by the Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, that requires suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. “This issue hit very close to home recently, when we lost yet another teenager to suicide in a community where...

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