The state of Georgia was shaken in April by news of two veterans dying by suicide in a two-day period.

With both deaths occurring near hospitals servicing the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA was very much in the spotlight, as the media and citizens tried to make sense of the far-too-common tragedy of veteran suicides. About 20 veterans take their own lives every day in the U.S., according to the VA.

In March, President Donald Trump signed the National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide. While it may seem like a laudable initiative, the executive order is unlikely to produce any results anytime soon. The resolution stipulates the creation of a new cabinet-level task force to create a public health roadmap with the aim of improving quality of life for veterans and helping to mitigate the veteran suicide crisis.

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