The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, recently launched an online suicide-prevention training video titled 'SAVE.' SAVE stands for Signs, Ask, Validate, Encourage and Expedite. It offers simple steps anyone can take when talking with Veterans at risk for suicide. VA suicide prevention coordinators have led the SAVE course at VA facilities and community centers across the nation. The free training video can be viewed online. If you are in crisis, or know someone who is, call the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Call 800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or text to 838255.
For more resources on mental health and suicide prevention, visit the Military.com Mental Health and Wellness section.