Veteran Suicide Prevention
In the United States, 3.7 million veterans reported a mental wellness issue or substance use disorder in 2018.
Below are ways to help yourself or a loved one you may be concerned about:
- Do not leave someone in an emotional crisis alone.
- Look, listen and learn. Look for signs that someone is at risk for suicide.
- Access mental health care.
- Utilize positive coping skills.
- Reach out to people in your unit, at work, or friends and family that make you feel safe.
- Find assistance when transitioning from military to civilian life.
- Consider securing access to high rooftops. Remove or lock poisonous household or auto chemicals.
- Secure access to lethal means such as firearms and medications.
For more information and resources, visit www.lockandtalk.org