Obama Signs Clay Hunt SAV Act Today – Live Stream at 2:05pm EST

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Marine veteran Clay Hunt struggled with depression, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress, but threw himself into veterans advocacy and humanitarian work. | Source: Washington Post

At 2:05pm EST today, Whitehouse.gov will be live streaming President Barack Obama’s remarks and signing of the Clay Hunt SAV Act.

The Clay Hunt SAV Act is being signed into law after years of advocacy from his family, friends and several organizations, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). It will:

“Direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”

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Clay Hunt completed suicide in 2011 after he was unable to get the Department of Veterans Affairs to upgrade his disability rating from 30 percent. | Source: Washington Post

If you are interested in watching the live streaming of the event, please visit the link below:

President Obama Delivers Remarks and Signs Clay Hunt – Suicide Prevention American Veterans

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