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Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Military and Veterans

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Suicide is an important problem affecting military service members and veterans. The military services include an Active Component (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy) and a Reserve Component. Estimates from the U.S. Department of Defense suggest that although suicide rates vary across these groups, they remain higher than they were in 2003. Among veterans, the suicide rate appears to have stabilized in recent years. But this rate remains unacceptably high. Recent estimates suggest that 22 veterans may die by suicide each day. To address this serious problem, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have put into place comprehensive suicide prevention programs.1

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The Department of Veteran's Affairs developed a Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist for Veterans Affairs Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units...

The Department of Veteran's Affairs developed a Mental Health Guide that offers recommended products and solutions to ensure individuals in inpatient care...

Dr. Joseph Simonetti, MD, MPH, physician and suicide prevention researcher talks with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention about the ...

The Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is offering a free consultation program for any clinician and provider who works...

TreamentWorksForVets is a public information website for veterans, family members, and others interested in learning more about proven mental health treatments for veterans....

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