VA Women’s Health Services Supports #BeThere Campaign to save Veteran lives.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Preventing suicide among women Veterans

Secretary David J. Shulkin has established Veteran suicide prevention as VHA’s highest clinical priority. We must reach out to and engage all Veterans at risk of suicide, whether they receive VA or community healthcare. 

We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don’t know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.

#BeThere. Your actions could help save a life.

As part of your community, you can help a Veteran who may be at risk for suicide. You don’t need special training to safely talk about suicide risk or show genuine concern for someone in crisis. 

If you are a Veteran or Servicemember or want to support a Veteran or Servicemember visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere.aspx for resources and outreach materials.

Suicide is preventable and when everyone understands their role in preventing suicide, we can all #BeThere to save Veteran lives.

Visit www.womenshealth.va.gov to access additional information, materials, and resources for women Veterans.

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USVHA/2017/09/18/file_attachments/881510/Suicide%2BPrevention%2BPoster_8.5x11_508.pdf

 

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