• By Dana Sparks

Veterans Day - Military Suicide Prevention Awareness #vetchat

November 11, 2013

Red, white and blue button that says Remember Our Veterans

VETERANS DAY TWITTER CHAT ON
MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION

Follow #vetchat Monday, Nov. 11, 1-2 p.m. ET

Join @MayoClinic and @afspnational with moderator @Time’s @AliceParkNY and a variety of other mental health/ suicide prevention experts.

Topics to discuss:

  • Scope of the problem –  statistics/data
  • Reasons why veterans today are at increased risk compared to previous military personnel
  • PTSD - which vets are most at risk
  • The role of firearms in veteran suicide
  • Substance abuse/mental illness
  • The generational and mental health differences
  • What the VA and other government agencies are doing to help prevent military suicide 

Never participated in a chat before, or want tips on how to participate effectively? Watch this video.
Questions? E-mail Nick Hanson at [email protected].

 

 

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