A disturbing number of Veterans
take their own lives in the U.S.
On average, over 8,000 Veterans
die from suicide each year.
That means 22 veterans die by suicide each day.
Despite significant efforts and billions of dollars invested by the state and federal governments across the nation, suicide rates among Veterans rose 26 percent from 2005 to 2016, and continues to rise.
Finding a solution to this public health crisis requires an all-hands-on-deck approach – not government as usual.
To make a real impact, Federal, state, and local providers of resources and families and friends must partner together.