Suicide is preventable. Collaboration is the key. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is a leader in providing benefits to the Veterans of Wisconsin and has joined the fight to combat mental health issues among Veterans. Working together let's achieve a state with zero Veteran suicides.
Mental health resources by county
Veterans at Heightened Risk for Suicide:
- • Veteran suicide statistics vary from state to state but on average 20 to 27 Veterans die by suicide daily.
- • Male Veterans are twice as likely as their civilian peers to die by suicide.
- • 69% of Veteran suicides are among those age 50 years and older.
- • Suicide deaths among female Veterans increased by 40% over the last decade.
- • In Wisconsin from 2007-2011, 680 Veterans died by suicide. This accounted for 19% of all suicides among people aged 18 and over.
The WDVA Zero Veteran Suicide Initiative:
- • Empower Veterans and our communities to prevent Veteran suicide through proactive resourcing and education.
- • Become an essential mental health resource for Veterans and their family members.
- • Eliminate Veteran suicide in Wisconsin.
Question, Persuade, Refer Training: