Health and Wellness

National Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Removing the Stigma for Veterans

Every three days, an Oregon veteran takes his or her life.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Oregon veterans commit suicide at a rate that is significantly higher than the state's general suicide rate. In Oregon, veterans represent only eight percent of the population, but account for 16 percent of the suicides.
Veteran advocates across the state and nation are investing significant resources to address the issues believed to be risk factors for veteran suicide. Both nationally and in this state, data . . .