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New Strategy Outlines Five Priorities for Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide

Suicide among service members, veterans, and their families is a public health and national security crisis. The Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of priority goals and executive actions that will drive suicide prevention efforts moving forward. These goals are outlined in a new national strategy.

Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide: Advancing a Comprehensive, Cross-Sector, Evidence-Informed Public Health Strategy (PDF | 442 KB)

Congratulations to the 17 states and territories who have accepted the VA/SAMHSA Governor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families! The 17 states and territories that accepted the challenge in 2022 are Alaska, American Samoa, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vermont.

We would also like to congratulate the 8 states that started the process in 2021 and completed the Implementation Phase of the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families earlier in 2022. The 8 states are Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Last Updated: 06/15/2022