Florida Veterans Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign - VA Sunshine Healthcare Network
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VA Sunshine Healthcare Network

 

Florida Veterans Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign

Suicide among Veterans is a sad and heartbreaking reality that occurs in every state, county, city and town across the country. Recent research suggests that 20 Veterans die by suicide each day, of which six were users of VA services.  This information is important as it shows that Veterans who actively engage in services provided by VA are less likely to commit suicide than those who are not.

It is simply not tolerable or right to accept the status quo. We must work harder together to expand available resources and access to vital mental health care services, create safety networks, educate and inform, eliminate bureaucracy and barriers, and intervene as appropriate to prevent suicides before they occur.  This is not just the responsibility of our healthcare system or the VA at large - it is everyone's responsibility - and that is why we are asking for your help today.

Please download, print and post one of the posters available below to help educate Veterans and their families about the VA’s Veterans Crisis line – 1-800-273-8255, press 1, and the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs Florida Veterans Support Line. You are also encouraged to save these numbers on your mobile phones for quick reference when needed.  One small act, like sharing this valuable information and connecting Veterans and service members in crisis to support, can save a life. Also, we have developed two 45-second public service annoucements for radio air play and other digital media. Please listen, download, and share! Be part of the solution today!

Radio Public Service Annoucements

NEW! - #BeThere for the Veterans in Your Life - Version #1 (Female)

NEW! - #BeThere for the Veterans in Your Life - Version #2 (Male)

Editorials

2019 - NEW! Editorial: Finding Solutions to Veteran Suicides Requires All-Hands-On-Deck

2018 - Editorial: What you can do to help a Veteran in crisis

Posters

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