01 Sep '17, 11pm

VA News Release: September Marks Suicide Prevention Month

A number of declaration signings will be held throughout the month within the entire VA health care system, the Department of Defense, Veteran service organizations and with other partners around the country that show a commitment of solidarity to prevent Veteran suicides. Each VA facility will also be asked to commit to Be There , ensuring Veterans get the mental health support they need through a “no wrong door” philosophy. The VA declaration promises: To adopt a “no wrong door” philosophy for suicide prevention so every VA employee will assist Veterans in need; To work with our Community Veteran Engagement Boards or other community partner in suicide prevention efforts; To establish a “buddy system” so Veterans can reach out to someone when needed; To continue implementation of Press 7, for our telephone systems, where feasible, to provide immediate access to the Vetera...

Full article: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2943

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