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 […]
September 15, 2017

Suicide Among Veterans Highest in Western US, Rural Areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state […]
September 13, 2017

Veterans Crisis Line to open third call center in Topeka, Kansas

VA is opening a Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) call center in Topeka, Kansas, the third such center nationwide, and expects to hire 100 employees to staff […]
September 12, 2017

Learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention on September 20

Are you unsure how to support a Veteran or service member going through a difficult time? Helping someone does not require a grand gesture. Small acts […]