The order gives the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs 60 days to provide "seamless access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources for transitioning uniformed service members" in the year following their military service.
"Even one veteran losing his or her life to suicide is too many", said Brown. You've had 29 Republicans now that have decided they're not going to run. "That is our unwavering commitment to those who served under the flag of the United States".
The plans could include expanded Veterans Affairs health services for the almost 265,000 service members who transition out of the military each year, extended access to Defense Department resources, greater availability for care in the private sector or a combination of those options. His focus is on eliminating the statistic showing 20 veteran suicides every day.
"The Department of Homeland Security is where many veterans find a second opportunity to serve their country - almost 28 percent of our workforce has served in the armed forces, in addition to the 49,000 active duty members of the United States Coast Guard", said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen.
The president said VA-accountability legislation passed by Congress past year is "one of the things I'm most proud of".More news: Supreme Court will weigh letting states collect tax on e-commerce sales
In 2014, 244 OH veterans took their own lives. A summary said Mr Obama's "overall health remains excellent".
"It's really important that the next generation of warfighters does not suffer what the prior generation warfighters have suffered", Howard said.
Brown encourages any veterans, service members, or their families who are in crisis to seek help and assistance by contacting the Veterans Crisis Line, a confidential resource that connects veterans, their family or friends with qualified VA responders, at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
The new order will cost about $200 million a year to implement.
There are significant challenges to the order, though. It calls for automatic enrollment in mental health care for one year after discharge, regardless of combat experience.More news: Meghan Markle's final Instagram posts revealed
Howard and Jean have been advocating for veterans on this issue since losing their son.
However, like all Americans, Trump has the right under federal law to keep health information from public disclosure. The administration hopes Tuesday's executive order makes life easier for new veterans.
But Lee said she was merely warning the public, as people in the medical profession have the obligation to do.
Servicemen and women who are already out of the military are encouraged to take advantage of the programs already available, such as the Department of Defense's "Be There" and the Veteran's Crisis Line.More news: Bill Cosby references #MeToo movement after meal at Philadelphia restaurant