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Veterans and Mental Health - Suicide Prevention
A Veterans Connect Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Presenter: Tana Teicheira
Historically, active duty service members had lower rates of suicide than the general population; however, since 2005 the rates have increased dramatically, particularly among Soldiers and Marines. From 2005 to 2009 more than 1,100 members of the Armed Forces took their own lives: an average of one suicide every 36 hours. In 2014, an average of 20 Veterans died by suicide each day. Regardless of the numbers or rates, one Veteran suicide is one too many. Suicide is a major public health issue in the United States, but it is important to recognize that suicide is a preventable tragedy. With help comes hope.
In this webinar, participants will:
- Review recent suicide related data
- Understand Veteran’s increased risk for suicide
- Learn how to identify, address and mitigate risk for suicide
- Know where to contact the Veteran’s Crisis Line
- Understand trauma and resiliency
This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of suicide prevention for Veterans.
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Keywords: Suicide, Trauma, Resiliency