MVRC is committed to preventing Veteran suicide. We are working closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support 20 million Veterans nationwide.
Check out VA’s recently released video, VA’s Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention, to learn how we are working together ¾ through a comprehensive public health approach ¾ to achieve our shared goal of preventing Veteran suicide.
Approximately half of our Veterans use VA care or services. Partners like MVRC play an important role in helping reach Veterans outside VA care. MVRC educates and empowers the community in and around Raleigh, NC in an effort to encourage all citizens to approach and ask veterans how we can best support their success.
Preventing Veteran suicide is an enormous, complex challenge — one that will only be solved through a collaborative approach that brings together different sectors. We encourage you to share this video with colleagues, peers, clinicians, family members, and friends to spread the word about working together on this important issue.
Watch the video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1I02OQoWBs.
Veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a Veteran in crisis, can contact the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential crisis intervention and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.
Reporters covering Veteran mental health issues are strongly encouraged to visit ReportingOnSuicide.org for important guidance on how to communicate about suicide