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Memes, Iowa, and Psych: NEVER AGAIN ACT NAMED FOR IOWA VETERAN WHO SHOT HIMSELF VETERANS DECOM RST LIKE IF YOU THINK VETERANS IN CRISIS SHOULD NEVER BE TURNED AWAY When Brandon asked to be admitted to the psych ward at the VA hospital in Iowa City in July, he was told the unit was full. He drove back to Davenport, wrote a Facebook post that conveyed his profound disappointment in the VA and asked, "Why even try anymore?" Then, he shot himself. As a result of the outcry over Brandon's death and the estimated 20 suicides committed each day by U.S. veterans, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced a bill that would require the VA to offer emergency psychiatric help. The bill now is being reintroduced to the new Congress, and it has been renamed: Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act. The whole thing is just insane and absolutely unacceptable. Tragically, we know that this was not an isolated incident. I think this extremely offensive negligence of the VA can not be forgiven. I hope Donald Trump with his team will work hard to prevent such cases. Even one suicide by someone who answered their country’s call to service is one too many. When veterans reach out in a time of crisis, we must ensure someone is there to help. America owes them. veteranscomefirst veterans_us Veterans Usveterans veteransUSA SupportVeterans Politics USA America Patriots Gratitude HonorVets thankvets supportourtroops semperfi USMC USCG USAF Navy Army military godblessourmilitary soldier holdthegovernmentaccountable RememberEveryoneDeployed Usflag StarsandStripes

When Brandon asked to be admitted to the psych ward at the VA hospital in Iowa City in July, he was told the unit was full. He drove back to...

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