TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - President Trump is speaking out about curbing veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for them.
However the University of Alabama is looking at other issues aiding to the problem.
UA researchers are set to use the next four years to explore risk factors that contribute to veteran suicides.
According to researchers, how the community receives veterans is under researched.
The University is collaborating with America's Warrior partnership and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation in this $2.9 million project.
They want to figure out what are the near-term predictors like isolation for example.
Were strong social networks and community outreach groups available to those veterans who took their lives?