After military service, many veterans struggle with mental health conditions and other hardships that put them at higher risk for suicide. The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that an average of 20 veterans die by suicide each day. Preventing veteran suicide is one of VA’s highest priorities.
Since 2010, VA has conducted national outreach to raise awareness about suicide prevention resources for veterans. Watch our new video and read our report exploring trends in VA’s outreach activities and ways to improve its oversight and evaluation of the program.