An email intercepted by CBS News shows that the VA’s head of Mental Health has knowingly lied to the public, repeatedly.
(SALEM, Ore.) – The number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans attempting to commit suicide today in the United States is about 1,000 a month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ head of Mental Health, Dr. Ira Katz.
The news is numbing, and the VA did not mean to let it out. It seems the spirit of CBS News is alive and well, as the network’s news department has cracked wide open the VA’s fictitious position; that less than 800 vets were taking their own lives every year.
They spoke with Veterans Rights Attorney Gordon Erspamer who said, “The system is in crisis and unfortunately the VA is in denial.”
The CBS article compares the revelation in the Katz email of 12,000 suicide attempts a year, to the attitude he has shown in the past while discussing it. Katz has remained very insistent that the numbers of combat veterans committing suicide is not alarming.