Seeking the Military Suicide Solution

Kim Donohue, the Nevada Department of Veteran Services Suicide and Homelessness Prevention Manager, joins the show to talk about the Mayor's and Governor's Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide and how these efforts are being applied at the state and local level.

Show Notes

About Today’s Guests: 
Kim Donohue has worked for the Nevada Department fo Veteran Services as the Suicide and Homelessness Prevention Program Manager and Organizational Integrator since January 2018. Kim has been actively participating in the SAMHSA Mayor's Challenge Teams, which is a suicide prevention initiative that fights against suicide among service members, veterans, and their families since the inauguration in January 2018. In December of 2018, Governor Sisolak designated Kim to lead the Governors Challenge team and continue efforts towards preventing suicide on a state-wide level. 

Prior to working for NDVS, she taught early childhood education. Kim spent over five years living in Ireland and Great Britain, establishing European offices in England and the Middle East for an International Engineering Software Company. 

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Nevada Mayor's and Governor's Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide

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What is Seeking the Military Suicide Solution?

The statistics about suicide in the military affiliated population are alarming, and many are aware of them. Awareness is no longer enough, however. Communities must pair that awareness with meaningful action in order to make a difference. Brought to you by Military Times, join combat veteran and clinical mental health counselor Duane France and nationally recognized suicide prevention expert Dr. Shauna Springer every week as they bring the knowledge of experts on suicide in the military affiliated population to communities that need it.