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Support Before, During and After Deployment

October 2021 October 26 is National Day of the Deployed – our opportunity to honor the men and women deployed in service to our great nation. To ensure that we’re meeting the needs of veterans who have been deployed, and the families preparing for and reuniting after deployment, we encourage you to take the Arizona Veteran Survey. We want to …

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Help Guide Our Future Efforts

Each year in September, the nation comes together to observe Suicide Prevention Month. For those of us who are working toward these goals daily, this month offers an opportunity to raise awareness beyond our daily collaborators, to a wider audience. At the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, we are working harder than ever to bring forward programs and initiatives that …

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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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ACMF Director Thomas Winkel Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives

It was my distinct honor to be invited to testify in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on May 26, 2021. The hearing was focused on the impact of COVID-19 on veteran employment.

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