Meghan Snitkin

Suicide prevention for veterans: a community effort

Suicide is a national public health issue that affects communities everywhere.

That's why Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted a broad public health approach with an emphasis on comprehensive, community-based engagement. All of our nation's health systems and communities must work collectively to reduce suicide rates using the best available information and practices. Coordinated effort at the federal, state, and local level is key to preventing suicide.

Each community across the country plays a role in supporting veterans.

The VA's suicide-prevention efforts are to equip communities to help veterans get the right care, whenever and wherever they need it.

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