Format: Webinar, original date November 15, 2022
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour
Suicide is a national public health issue that impacts people from all walks of life, regardless of whether or not they have served in the military. However, the suicide rate among Veterans was 52% higher than non-Veteran adults in the U.S. in 2019, and
Veteran suicides represent approximately 22% of all suicide deaths in the U.S. (2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report). Libraries are well positioned to provide information and referral services to connect Veterans and members of
military communities with Veterans Health Administration programs and initiatives that address risks and protective factors for suicidal behaviors. View this webinar with presenters from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Mental Health and
Suicide Prevention, who provide an introduction to military culture and share how libraries can help raise awareness of the resources available to Veterans, their families, and other members of military communities.
Presented by: Lillie Mells and Shurhonda Love