VA national suicide data report: 2005–2016

Date: 2018
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Veterans Health Administration
Publisher:  Department of Veterans Affairs

This report documents differences in suicide mortality between Veterans who have and have not used Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services and compares suicide rates among Veterans with rates among non-Veteran adults. It includes key measures pertaining to Veteran suicide such as counts, rates and means, followed by information for specific subpopulations, including age groups, women Veterans, and former Guard and Reserve members who were never federally activated.

Populations:  Women, Men, Military Service Members and Veterans, People with Physical Health Problems or Disabilities
Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Attempts, Risk and Protective Factors