Veteran Suicide Prevention

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.

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Press 1 or text “Hello” to the Veterans Crisis Textline: 838255

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