September is Suicide Prevention Month
It’s an opportunity to increase public awareness about the warning signs of suicide risk, to provide information about the resources available to aid someone in crisis, and to show how individuals, organizations, and communities can work together to save lives.
During Suicide Prevention Month and year-round the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) works with organizations across the country to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health resources and to encourage communities to support Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families and friends.
VA collaborates with community groups, Veterans Service Organizations, health care providers, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and others that serve, employ, or support Veterans to spread the word that help is available. These stakeholders help VA remind Veterans, Servicemembers, and their loved ones that free, confidential crisis support from the Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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