Reduce the number of suicide deaths among Service Members and Veterans
Story Behind the Curve
VA’s National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide (PDF | 2.9 MB) provides a framework for integrating and coordinating suicide prevention activities across multiple sectors.
The four interconnected strategic directions of the VA National Strategy are as follows:
- Healthy and Empowered Veterans, Families, and Communities;
- Clinical and Community Preventive Services;
- Treatment and Support Services; and
- Surveillance, Research, and Evaluation.
In addition, CDC’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices (PDF | 6.3 MB) is used to help teams inusefull for incorporating strategies and best practices into planning.
SMVF Suicide Prevention Model
Source: https://www.samhsa.gov/smvf-ta-center/mayors-governors-challenges Last accessed 6/29/2022
Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, National Center for Health Statistics