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UAPRN is Teaming up With Hope Centers for Veterans!

Posted 5 months ago by Ashley Blackmon

It's NP Week and tomorrow is Verterans Day! UAPRN is teaming up with Hope Centers for Veterans for our Veterant Support, Suicide Awareness walk!

What are the details:

Please join Hope Center for Veterans

 

Why: We are on a mission to stop Veteran Suicide

What: Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk (Free event)

When: 10 Nov 2020 at 4pm to 5pm

Where: Mask up and walk with your family in your own neighborhood

How: Educate others regarding Veteran suicide prevention and awareness

www:hopecenterforveterans.com

 

Tag us on Instagram when you post a picture/video of your walk!

  • @hopecenterforveterans
  • @annasanchez_psych_np
  • @uaprnga

Tag us on Facebook when you post a picture/video of your walk!

  • Anna Mercado Sanchez
  • Hope Center for Veterans
  • UAPRN of GA

             

Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report (2019):

  • Suicide rate among Veterans is 1.5 times greater than the non-Veteran population ages 18+, with over 6,000 Veterans dying by suicide each year.
  • Despite accounting for just 7.9% of the population, Veterans account for 13.5% of all suicide deaths in the United States.
  • WARNING SIGNS for suicide:
    • Increased alcohol or drug use
    • Isolation
    • Reckless behavior
    • Mood changes
    • History of treatment in mental health (PTSD, Depression, anxiety, substance abuse)
    • Poor social support
    • Life stressors: job loss, illness, divorce, financial stress
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Hopelessness
    • Losing interest in life
    • Guilt
    • Helplessness
    • Worsening depression and anxiety

 

Veteran Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 press 1 Text 838255 to connect to responder