• May 11, 2021

    Women Veterans more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared to non-Veteran women. It’s more important than ever that providers talk with women Veterans and understand their unique suicide risks.

  • May 6, 2021

    Brandon joined the Marine Corps in 2001 and deployed to Iraq. Like many Veterans, he brought the war home with him. He used alcohol to cope but with help from VA he’s turned his life around.

  • May 5, 2021

    The Department of Defense is taking a multi-pronged approach to combat sexual assault in the military. One initiative – the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military – is reaching out to service members, Veterans, experts and survivors to get it right.

  • May 4, 2021

    For Mental Health Month in May, VA encourages Veterans to take at least One Step Today from a list of 10 suggestions that have helped improve the well-being of many other Veterans.

  • April 30, 2021

    VA Pittsburgh staff are working to reach more Veterans using mobile mental health apps. Project seeks to increase Veterans’ access to mobile apps to improve mental health coping and reduce suicide risk.

  • April 8, 2021

    “Our mental health department was ahead of the curve…we increased access to mental health care, medication management and counseling for patients who may not have otherwise had it.”

  • March 27, 2021

    Retired Army Sergeant Major Jason Beighley says leaving the security blanket of the military culture was tough. He shares the three major things he has learned since retiring.

  • March 24, 2021

    Sleep disorders can lead to increased thoughts of suicide. VA researchers are conducting a study to better understand the relationship between sleep disorders and suicidal ideation.

  • March 4, 2021

    Joyce Casey, a Spinal Cord Injury recreation therapist, has saved and changed the lives of thousands of paralyzed Veterans.

  • February 25, 2021

    For mental health providers, understanding cultural impacts and service-related experiences can create a safe environment for assessment and treatment for Vets with PTSD or at high-risk for suicide.

  • February 2, 2021

    Today, VA announced the deployment of two Mobile Vet Centers to the Capitol Grounds to ensure that those impacted by the events of January 6th can access support and mental health resources needed during this critical time. The two Mobile Vet Centers will provide free, easily accessible mental health resources and counseling to the U.S. Capitol Police, members of the National Guard, and any Congressional staff in crisis.

  • January 19, 2021

    In our culture, we often avoid using the word suicide so asking a fellow Veteran “Are you thinking of suicide?” may take a lot of courage. Asking the question won’t increase their risk of harm.