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Purple Star Veterans and Families

For those who serve, the struggle does not always end when they return to American soil. A U.S. military veteran commits suicide every every 65 minutes! More active duty soldiers die from suicide than combat. Last year a record-setting 349 members of the armed forces took their own lives. Purple Star Veterans and Families is dedicated to strengthening the homecoming safety net for Veterans and their immediate and extended families and for the families of Veterans who are not surviving homecoming due to suicide, accidents, drugs and alcohol. The vision of Purple Star is to effect a national policy change at a military and governmental level to dramatically improve the way we prepare military personnel for separation from service back to family, education, employment, and community. Jaywalker alumnus, Adam McCabe, is a director and spokesperson for the organization, which is instrumental in delivering a unified message and strategy to decision-makers…

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