The epidemic of Veteran suicide is pervasive and insidious. As we celebrate those who serve our nation through military service, it would be well if we could take the time to have an honest conversation about the impact of veteran suicide.
The source of information for this infographic is the 2016 study from the Department of Veterans Affairs titled, Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans 2001-2014. If you are a veteran, family member, or community member that cares about the health and wellness of our nation’s service members, it would be beneficial to review this report.
As a veteran myself, I often hear, “Thank You For Your Service,” especially approaching Veterans Day. If you’re reading this, and you’re a veteran, you can thank me for my service by keeping yourself safe, by reaching out to those who care for you for assistance. If you support a veteran as a spouse, family member, or community partner, you can thank me for my service by sharing this infographic with as many people as possible.
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