For Suicide Prevention Month this September, VA’s Suicide Prevention program co-hosted a Twitter chat with Got Your 6 to discuss both organizations’ initiatives and how individuals can help prevent suicide in their communities. Participants followed along and submitted questions, which VA and Got Your 6 directly responded to using the hashtag #BeThere4Veterans.

VA Got Your 6 Twitter Chat

Some of the topics discussed included:

Resources for Veterans and their supporters

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Implications of suicide data reports recently released by VA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Suicide Prevention Month and ways to get involved

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Got Your 6’s workVA Got Your 6 Twitter ChatVA Got Your 6 Twitter Chat

 

To read all tweets tagged with #BeThere4Veterans, visit http://bit.ly/VAGotYour6Chat.

You can also discover other ways to be there for Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month, follow VA on Twitter, and learn more about Got Your 6’s mission to empower Veterans.

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Published on Sep. 14, 2016

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