Battling the Storm Within

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Almost a Statistic: A Woman Vet Looks to the VA for Treatment

When he found his wife in their house, she asked for his forgiveness. She’d taken 50 pills in an attempted suicide. Pure chance that he found her so soon after she’d swallowed those pills. They would have killed her if they’d had time to metabolize.

Both husband and wife are Navy veterans. He called 911 immediately. The responding medics rushed her to the ER at the nearest VA Hospital. Pumping her stomach saved her life. That, and his quick action. She was admitted to the VA Hospital.