Suicide among our military's veterans is 1.5 times the national average for civilians, increased from previous years according to statistics. Listen in as Amy Rodrigues (Clinical Psychologist) and Mary Ellen Kesel (Clinical Social Worker) offer insight on this topic. September is Suicide Prevention Month and our guests provide resources available as well as suggestions for identifying someone who may be in need of assistance.
Vet Centers are small, non-medical, counseling centers conveniently located in your community. They're staffed by highly trained counselors and team members dedicated to seeing you through the challenges that come with managing life during and after the military. You do not have to be enrolled in VA Health Care to receive readjustment counseling services at a Vet Center.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Music by Kevin MacLeod