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June 12, 2024: Helping veterans find hope for their ‘next chapter’; Creating community through clothing

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Damian McCabe, director of behavioral health and military affairs at UCHealth in southern Colorado, heads the Next Chapter program for veterans. He’s pictured on May 23, 2024.

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Of the suicides reported in El Paso County in 2021, roughly a third were military veterans. It prompted a pilot program called Next Chapter, a name carefully chosen to offer hope. The program has already expanded into Pueblo and Teller counties. Then, how a Colorado Springs-based clothier is creating community. And high school biology teacher Colin Prater is heading to the U.S. Open.