Suicide Prevention

Experts offer ways to keep pandemic from worsening veterans suicide crisis

HOT SPRINGS, Ark — With suicide rates among veterans stuck at an elevated level despite several years of intense focus, military and mental health experts have been studying how non-veterans can help and say we need to act now – beyond Veterans Day because the pandemic threatens to make the crisis worse. “I think veterans …

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Active duty suicide rates ‘on par’ with civilians, concerns grow for National Guard members in 2020: Pentagon

Suicide among active-duty U.S. military members is comparable with the rate of suicides among the U.S. adult population, a new Pentagon report highlights. According to the Annual Suicide Report (ASR), some 498 active duty military members took their own lives in 2019, maintaining a trend of increased suicides among active military members from 2014 to …

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Opinion: Veteran suicide crisis demands our full attention

Veterans are our heroes; our protectors; our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. And despite the enormous role they play in guaranteeing our collective freedoms, far too many slip through the cracks as they depart the Department of Defense and transition into the Veterans Administration. This is unacceptable, and we owe it to our veterans to …

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