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Posted on: August 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] VA Releases Report on Veteran Suicide

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released its findings from the nation's most comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the United States.
Week of August 15

The VA examined more than 55 million Veterans' records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. The effort advances VA's knowledge from the previous report in 2012. The current analysis indicates that in 2014 an average of 20 Veterans a day died from suicide.

Read the VA's press release .

Other VA mental health information is available here .

Veterans in crisis can call Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or text 838255 or chat on the Veterans Crisis Line website. A Suicide prevention fact sheet is available online. For more on suicide prevention, visit the Suicide Prevention section.

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