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Department of Veterans Affairs

Erik Neumann / KUER

The Veteran’s Administration, or VA, is in charge of getting benefits like healthcare and disability compensation to Utah’s former service members. But for veterans from past wars, it can be hard to navigate the system. One local program is meant to help veterans but it may soon disappear.

Brian Grimmett

The 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games kicked off in Salt Lake City Monday.

U.S Department of Defense

 A new University of Utah study provides insight into suicide risk among veterans and military personnel.

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The University of Utah and the University of Memphis announced a new study Monday that suggests a way to substantially reduce the risk for suicide among military service members. The results were recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

Military and Veteran Counseling Center Opens in Utah

Jan 5, 2015
Andrea Smardon / KUER

A new counseling center has opened in Utah to provide mental health therapy for those who have served in the military. The center provides specialized care outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs.