VA: REACH campaign strives to reduce Veteran suicide

“Reducing national suicide, including for Veterans, is the goal of a new REACH campaign, unveiled July 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.”

“The campaign’s mission – to ‘take care of our emotional well-being and the well-being of those we love,’– encourages reaching out to ‘those who are most vulnerable.’”

“VA Secretary Robert Wilkie joined other senior governmental officials from The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide to launch the campaign…”

“The program centers on protective factors and also knowing the risk factors involved in suicide. Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, PREVENTS co-chair, cited six areas where people can reach out to others…”

“The campaign’s website is https://www.wearewithinreach.net and it uses the hashtag #REACHnow on social media…” Read the full article here.

Source: SecVA: REACH campaign strives to reduce Veteran suicide – By Adam Stump, July 7, 2020. VA.

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