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A Conversation with Dr. Jon Perez

A founding member of the Secure Your Weapon development team discusses how he coined the phrase and shares how the initiative was born. Literally hundreds of millions of dollars and years of effort have gone into veteran suicide prevention, without much positive movement. Clearly something was missing. But what, and how to address it? Two years ago, a couple of …

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Suicide Prevention Starts with Securing Your Weapon

One way that you can play a role in working to reduce suicide in Arizona is by learning contemporary facts from trusted sources and taking simple safety precautions.  Research shows that access to a firearm in the home increases the risk of suicide death by 300%. – Andrew Anglemyer, Ph.D., Tara Horvath, M.A., George Rutherford, M.D. The Annals of Internal Medicine, …

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