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Thursday, June 12, 2014

VA waiting game for mental health can be deadly

Lillian "Bonnie" D'Amico, with a photo of her son Nicholas D'Amico, who killed himself while waiting for a an appointment with a psychiatrist. Some Veterans Affairs facilities in Texas have among the longest wait-times in the nation for those trying to see a doctor for the first time, according to federal data released Monday.