A $6.2 million media budget was set aside for prevention efforts, but less than 1 percent was used. Each day, about 20 veterans commit suicide.
In the almost two years of the Trump administration, the rate of suicide by veterans soared. Each day, about 20 veterans end their lives. According to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), there's been mismanagement in the millions allotted for suicide prevention.
On April 8, Humana participated in the university's suicide prevention event, which raised nearly $10,000.
Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). In order to cover gaps in funding for research and suicide prevention, AFSP hosts Out of the Darkness walks on high school and college campuses around the country.