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 […]
July 12, 2018

Events scheduled for veteran suicide awareness fundraiser

The run will proceed through the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where an “Avenue of Flags” will be displayed. Riders will take Garden …
July 9, 2018

Smartphone feature provides immediate access to Veterans Crisis Line

“Call the Veterans Crisis Line.” VA is excited to announce that service members and Veterans can connect to the Veterans Crisis Line using these simple words. […]
July 2, 2018

VA releases state-level Veteran suicide data, national strategy for preventing Veteran suicide

VA released state-level Veteran suicide data today as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18. Alongside the state […]
June 19, 2018

Preventing suicide among LGBT Veterans

Suicide prevention is VA’s highest clinical priority. Our most vulnerable Veteran communities, including LGBT Veterans, face some of the biggest obstacles in seeking help. LGBT Veterans […]