October 5, 2017

VA providing on-site assistance, counseling following Las Vegas shooting

Just hours after the deadly Las Vegas shooting, VA deployed teams of mental health professionals, counselors, social workers and other crisis and trauma-trained experts into the […]
October 4, 2017

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event with AMVETS discusses suicide prevention

On Sept. 20, VA and AMVETS hosted an #ExploreVA Facebook Live event on suicide prevention to discuss how to support Veterans in need of help. During […]
September 26, 2017

Pledge to “Be There” for Veterans in need

This blog first appeared on InsideSources. Suicide is a public health crisis and VA is launching a national effort to reduce suicide by identifying the warning signs, pointing […]
September 25, 2017

Army vet hikes across the country for PTSD awareness: ‘It’s making a difference’

PORTLAND, Ore. – Army veteran Eli Smith is walking to all four corners of the United States to raise awareness about veteran PTSD. The Ohio native […]
September 25, 2017

Do this now so you can #BeThere4Veterans who need your help

Have you seen the email? Maybe it was a post on Facebook? It says, “Right now, while you’re reading this … put this in your phone. National Veterans […]
September 21, 2017

Women Vets Have More Than Double the Suicide Rate of Civilian Women

The suicide rate among women who have served in the U.S. military is more than twice as high as that of adult civilian women, according to […]
September 20, 2017

ICYMI: Twitter chat focuses on how you can #BeThere4Veterans

On Sept. 18, as part of our Suicide Prevention Month campaign, VA hosted a Twitter chat in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the […]
September 20, 2017

Ring the bell: Veterans call for Veterans to help end suicide

All eyes are on a Veteran in the back of the hall talking about a guy from the old unit.  His buddy had said “I’ll get […]
September 18, 2017

#BeThere: Committing yourself to prevent suicide among women Veterans

When I came home from Iraq in 2004, little information and relatively few resources were available to help me reintegrate. And in addition to trying to […]