5/6/24 – Veterans Suicide Prevention Team Presentation

VA S.A.V.E. is a 1-hour program being provided by the Altoona VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention Team to Veterans, Veteran Caregivers, friends/relatives of Veterans and those who server Veterans in our Communities.

Across America, the annual rate of Veteran suicides is 17-22 per day (6,000 per year).  The rate of suicide for Veterans is over 50% higher than for non-veterans.

Come... hear from professional suicide case workers about how

For more information about this event, please contact Legionnaire Bob Booz.

Event Details

Monday, May 6th, 2024 - 7:00PM
Hosted by: American Legion Post 779
2928 Penns Valley Pike
Centre Hall, PA 16828
(Light refreshments will be served)

Presentation Highlights

- Brief overview of suicide in the Veteran population

- Suicide myths and misinformation

- Risk factors for suicide, protective factors

- S.A.V.E. model (Signs of suicide, asking about suicide, validating feelings, encouraging help and expediting treatment)

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