ICYMI: VA Instagram “taken over” for Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA’s Suicide Prevention Program is reaching out to Veterans, Servicemembers, families and the larger Veteran community through a number of social media channels and events throughout the month. On Wednesday, VA’s Instagram page was taken over by the suicide prevention program staff, with posts highlighting ways for you to #BeThere for the Veterans and Servicemembers in your life.
Here’s what VA’s Instagram followers saw throughout the day.
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Be sure to join us for other events during September:
Join a Facebook Q&A with Dr. Caitlin Thompson, VA’s executive director for suicide prevention on Friday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m., Eastern time. You can find the event here.
On Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., VA and Got Your Six are hosting a Twitter chat. Join the conversation using the hashtag #BeThere4Veterans and find out how you can play a role in preventing suicide.
This month we’re also partnering with American Women Veterans for a Facebook chat on suicide prevention for #WomenVets. Join us on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. ET to learn about programs available through VA and to get your questions answered by VA experts. Sign up for event reminders at explore.va.gov/events.