September: Suicide Prevention Month

September: Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Sheridan VA Health Care System takes a special interest in suicide prevention as certain studies have shown that U.S. Military Veterans are extremely susceptible to thoughts of suicide. Edgar Pretty On Top, the VA’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator, explained that talking to someone who specializes in Veteran Suicide prevention is very important.

Pretty On Top said that there is a 24 hour suicide hotline available to Veterans and their families. He explains how that works.

The number can be dialed, texted, or there are chat features available online. 1-800-273-8255

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