CrisisLink is the major suicide prevention Hotline in the National Capital Area – Call 703-527-4077, 1-800-273-TALK, or 1-800-SUICIDE. Also, see their website for facts and information about suicide.
A recent study noted 2.1 million veterans received treatment for mental health conditions. During their time in the military, veterans often face severely traumatizing events. These traumas veterans face often create deep psychological effects. One of the most common is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 12 out of 100 Gulf War veterans suffer from PTSD, while 15 out of every 100 Vietnam veterans are currently diagnosed with PTSD. REHABSPOT is the place to reach out to a dedicated treatment specialist and learn how you can create the life you want.
Restoring Hope is the DoD suicide prevention website.
Suicide Primer for Lay People “Must Read” Document
Not all people with depression will show all symptoms or have them to the same degree. If a person has four or more symptoms, for more than two weeks, consult a doctor or mental health professional right away. Suicide Primer for Lay People (PDF document) has important information.
Courage to Care: What Military Families Should Know to Help Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk (PDF document) covers the more you know, the more likely you are to identify warning signs and to help prevent the loss or injury of a loved one.
Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers
Courage to Care: Helping Service Members and Families Overcome Barriers to Care (PDF document) provides warning signs and risk factors associated with suicidality.