“CALL TO ACTION” FOR MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION ADVOCATES
4 STEPS TO ASSESSING SUICIDE RISK AMONG VETERANS
LOOK for the warning signs. These warning signs require immediate attention & referral.
Additional Warning Signs - Any of these signs, refer for mental health treatment.
ASSESS for risk and protective factors that may increase or decrease risk for suicide.
ASK the questions (these are very serious questions)
RESPONDING to suicide risk
FACTORS THAT MAY DECREASE RISK
This information is provided by the Suicide Risk Assessment Guide from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs guide.
Remember - Only trained medical professionals can diagnose a Veteran but we as individuals must be aware that Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder is real and it is a hidden factor that effects many.
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1
or Online Chat at: www.VeteransCrisisLine.net
The number listed above is a direct line to the Veteran Crisis Line who can assist the Veteran to the nearest VA Hospital.
Your awareness & actions may help to save the life of someone who fought to protect yours!
Leslie C. McLean