Veteran Affairs – 33-year-old Justin Miller committed suicide after being released from VA psych care

View the CNN article here.

Burdened by suicidal thoughts, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old veteran from Minnesota, reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs in February for help, telling responders on the VA crisis line that he had access to firearms.

Miller was advised to visit his local VA emergency department, which he did immediately.
According to an inspector general report, Miller was admitted to the Minneapolis mental health unit after he described in detail symptoms of severe emotional anguish to VA clinicians.
After four days under observation, he was discharged.
Miller exited the hospital upon being released from care but never left the facility’s grounds that day.
Police found him dead in his car from a self-inflicted gunshot wound less than 24 hours later.

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