50K Veterans In US Suicide Prevention Program In 2023
Nearly 50,000 veterans in the US are taking part in the suicide prevention program started by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
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Washington- Around 50,000 veterans in the US made use of an emergency suicide prevention program in 2023 started by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The program designed for eligible veterans and certain former service members in acute suicidal crises has been utilized by 49,714 individuals. This program enables these veterans to access emergency health care without cost, regardless of whether it’s at VA or non-VA facilities. The VA states that this benefit not only provides life-saving care to veterans but also represents savings of over $64 million in health care costs.
VA Secretary Denis McDonough also revealed that there’s nothing more important to the VA than preventing veteran suicide.
Denis McDonough said, “We want all Veterans to know they can get the care they need, when they need it, no matter where they are”.
According to an organization, veterans are at 57% higher risk of suicide than those who have not served.
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Last Updated: September 20, 2021