Do your part to prevent Veteran suicide.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

In 2019, on average 17 Veterans died by suicide every day

  • Ten were Veterans with no VA encounter the previous y​ear
  • Unadjusted suicide rates were highest among Veterans ages 1​​​​8-34

There are THREE THINGS each of us can do:

1. Take PsychArmor’s free S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training. Click here.

2. Learn how to talk to Veterans who are struggling. Click here.

3. Become a Veteran Champion. Read “Beyond Thank you for Your Service,” to understand ways we can each be supportive. Click here.

Veteran sub-populations at increased risk for suicide include:

  • Female Veterans, ages 18-34, 
  • Aging Veterans – those ages 55-74 were the largest population subgroup, accounting for 38.6% of deaths in 2019,
  • Native Veterans, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) Veterans,
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other (LGBTQ+) Veterans, 
  • Veterans with serious medical conditions.

Source: The 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention, Annual Report. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. click here.