Suicide Prevention

Ask these questions and save a life: Everyone can learn to help prevent suicide

When we’re in a crowded place and notice that someone is about to fall, instinct compels us to lunge forward and try to keep that person from collapsing. If we notice that someone has actually collapsed, most of us don’t think twice about calling 911, or offering to help however we can. But if we …

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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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