Cdr. Hannon legislation advances mental health care
John Scott Hannon, a decorated Veteran who retired after a 23-year
career with the Navy SEALs died by suicide at the age of 46. However,
his life and service live on through the landmark legislation he
inspired called the Hannon Act. Last year, VA began implementing
additional mental health and suicide prevention services to help
Veterans and their families lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
you are a Veteran – or a Caregiver – VA has a variety of mental health
resources, information, treatment options, and more for you at
VA firemen drive 1,000 miles for Veteran’s last trip home
terminally ill Veteran's dying wish was to be surrounded by his loved
ones when he passes. The Chillicothe VA fire department made the eight
hour drive with the Veteran to his home where he died peacefully.
a Veteran and as a human, having the ability and opportunity to make
this Veteran’s last moments easier for him and his family made the
almost 24 hours on the road absolutely worth it. I would do it again
right now without hesitation,” said VA firefighter, Mike Menendez.
Why Air Force Veteran David
got his care at VA: As told by his daughter
father David served in Vietnam. Many years later, after having a series
of strokes, he needed long term care. VA supplied 24-hour care to
Brianne’s father for the last five months of his life. She will never
forget the respectful treatment he got.
had the best care, the best care you could possibly have around," said
Brianne. "I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the respect they gave
him when he was passing and the way that they treated him every day."
VA police chief helps struggling Veteran three years after they met
Providence Chief of Police, John Thibodeau gave a struggling Veteran
his card three years ago. Fast forward three years later, the Veteran
reached out to him.
“I had lost contact with him but he called me," said Thibodeau. "I could tell by his mental state that he was in distress.”
convinced the young Veteran to get to the VA Tucson facility. There, he
connected with the acting chief of police who got him the health care