2021 SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS WALK

The purpose of this correspondence is to make you aware that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. A time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo subject. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month not only brings attention to this public health crisis but seeks to shift public perception, and use this month to spread hope […]

Military Suicides Up 25% Q4 2020

  Military Suicides Up 25% Q4 2020 DoD: “From a suicide perspective, we are on a path to be as bad as last year.” https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/05/military-deaths-suicide-jumped-25-end-of-2020.html (Stephen Losey) Military News reports on recently released DoD figures that the number of suicide deaths in all components of the military will have grown from 503 in 2019 to […]

Women Veterans Suicide Prevention: Wearing the Armor of Silent Screams

Suicide! I had no idea that she was in so much pain. I cannot believe she is gone and left her family. I cannot believe she could not find help. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America. The overall rate of suicide among Veterans is higher than the national average. Women Veterans […]

Suicide Prevention

Overview Suicide affects all Americans. The White House and VA joined efforts in launching the REACH on July 7, 2020, a national public health campaign aimed at empowering all Americans to support suicide prevention. Veterans are committing suicide at a higher rate than the general population. Thoughts of suicide are painful. Those who have previously […]

Suicide Prevention Contact

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422 offers a patient centered team approach to zero suicides. The program specialists of the Suicide Prevention Program are highly skilled and use evidence-based practice and listen to Veterans. The Suicide Prevention Program offers support by call Veterans who may be at […]

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