The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has 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. Overall, the fact remains that on average about 20 current or former servicemembers die each day; six have been in VA health care and 14 were not. The rate of suicide among 18-34-year-old veterans continues to increase. The 'VA National Suicide Data Report 2005-2016,' and the accompanying state data sheets, are available online.
For more suicide prevention resources, visit the Military.com Suicide Prevention page.