VA Focuses National Attention on Suicide Prevention Month 2013

Collaborates with Communities to Help Veterans Access Mental Health Support WASHINGTON (Sept. 5, 2013) — In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs is mobilizing people and organizations nationwide…

Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month

The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community – Service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at every level – must demonstrate our collective resolve to prevent suicide, to promote greater knowledge of its causes and to encourage those in need to seek support. No one who serves this country in uniform should ever feel they have nowhere to turn.