This Suicide Prevention Month, September 2020, VA encourages families and supporters to reach out and provide support to the Veterans in their lives.
Each of us can make a difference.
Unsure how you can help? Here are a few ways to take action this month and every month:
- Take a moment: Start the conversation with the Veteran in your life—is there anything they need from you to feel better supported?
- No action is too small: Some actions you can take including giving them a call, scheduling a video chat, going on a walk together, or arranging an outdoor picnic.
- Offer hope: You can offer hope to a Veteran by setting goals for them to look forward to, and voicing support through simple words, such as “I believe in you.”
- Be a source of support: Offer to help. Ask the question, “What’s the best way for me to support you right now?”
It’s always a good time to Be There for the Veteran in your life. Take the initiative and reach out.