FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2018
VA Releases National Suicide Data Report for 2005-2016
Analysis Is Part of VA’s Data-driven Approach to Suicide Prevention
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released national and state-level findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data, from 2005 to 2016. The analysis is part of VA’s ongoing examination of non-Veteran and Veteran death records that is being used to evaluate and improve VA’s Suicide Prevention Program.
“Suicide prevention remains VA’s highest clinical priority. One life lost to suicide is one too many,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. The report yields several important insights: Continue reading “The rate of suicide among 18-34-year-old Veterans continues to increase.”