Suicide among veterans and other Americans, 2001–2014

Date: 2016
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Report
Author:  Office of Suicide Prevention
Publisher:  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs

As part of the VA-led Call to Action to Prevent Veteran Suicide, VA has undertaken the most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide in our nation’s history, examining more than 55 million records from 1979 to 2014 from all 50 states and four territories. This report describes the results of this effort. It is unprecedented in its breadth and depth of information about the characteristics of suicide among Veterans. It contains the first comprehensive assessment of differences in rates of suicide among Veterans with and without use of VHA services and comparisons between Veterans and other Americans.

Populations:  Adults, Women, Men, Military Service Members and Veterans
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Ideation, Attempts