September 20, 2018

Oregon advocates target alarming veteran suicide rate

Every three days, an Oregon veteran takes his or her life. … the local, state and federal veteran benefits and resources like service-connection … pensions, employment, […]
September 20, 2018

Suicide Alternatives Event

The Wasco County Veterans Service Office is hosting a “Suicide Alternatives Event” on Saturday the 29th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Service Office […]
September 20, 2018

Lane County takes hard look at suicide deaths

Brubaker couldn’t pinpoint a single reason why more men or veterans don’t seek help in Lane County before taking their lives. Rather, the issue is …
September 19, 2018

Suicide Prevention Can Come Down To A Conversation

Lane County Public Health has released its first-ever comprehensive suicide report and the findings raise concerns. 1,079 county residents killed themselves between 2000 and 2016. One […]
September 14, 2018

Former Vietnam Fighter Pilot Continues to Save Lives of Veterans After War

PORTLAND, OR. – Lt. Colonel Tom Milligan was an Air Force Fighter Pilot in Vietnam.  He served our country, flying almost 300 combat missions, and now he serves our Veterans here at home. Tom is the Director of Military Services at Lines for Life, a service dedicated to preventing substance abuse, suicide, and other mental health challenges that Veterans face.
September 12, 2018

Suicide Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans, Friends, and Family Members

Oregon faces a higher veteran suicide rate than the rest of the nation. But we can do better. Here's how you can #BeThere for a veteran:
September 10, 2018

VA marks Suicide Prevention Month in September with ‘Be There’ campaign

To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent Veteran suicide with […]
September 1, 2018

Suicide Awareness Events Around Oregon

An ongoing list of suicide awareness and mental health related events happening in September 2018
August 31, 2018

Secretary Robert Wilkie’s message for Suicide Prevention Month

Hello, I’m Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. I’m blessed with the opportunity to serve our nation’s 20 million Veterans. Until recently, I […]