ABSTRACT

2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report   [open pdf - 645KB]

From the Introduction: "The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report shows the overall Veteran suicide count and rate decreased in 2019 from 2018 and from 2017. [...] The report represents and communicates a 'whole of VA [Veterans Affairs]' approach to suicide prevention that integrates strategic planning, program operations, and program evaluation across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and the National Cemetery Administration. The report represents and communicates a 'whole of government' approach to suicide prevention that integrates strategic planning across federal agencies to facilitate complementary and collaborative prevention, intervention, and postvention approaches tailored to agency-specific populations. The report represents and communicates the value of 'public/private partnerships' to reinforce and magnify collective and unified engagement of suicide prevention. Given this background, this report includes the following updated information and data: [1] There were 399 fewer Veteran suicides in 2019 than in 2018. [2] There was a 7.2% overall decrease in the age- and sex-adjusted Veteran suicide mortality rate in 2019, as compared to 2018. [3] The unadjusted suicide rate for male Veterans decreased 3.6% in 2019 from 2018 while the unadjusted suicide rate for female Veterans decreased 12.8% in 2019 from 2018. Decreases in Veteran suicide across multiple fronts and methods of measurement in 2019 were unprecedented across the last 20 years."

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Date:
2021-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.va.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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