VA national suicide data report: 2005–2015

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
Publisher:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This report provides information on suicide mortality among all known Veterans of U.S. military service for the years 2005–2015 using data from the VA/DoD Joint Suicide Data Repository.  The report provides direct comparisons between suicide among Veterans at high risk, such as those diagnosed with mental health or opioid use disorders with suicide among similar groups in non-Veteran populations. Trend data are provided for age, sex, means, branch of service and many other parameters.  

Populations:  Military Service Members and Veterans
Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Inpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics