Suicide Prevention and Veterans
Westchester Putnam Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Westchester-Putnam Suicide Prevention Coalition (WestPut SPC) is comprised of individuals and representatives of community agencies and local government offices dedicated to reducing suicide in our communities through educational activities.
Suicide Bereavement Support Group of Northern Westchester
A peer/professional facilitated group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide.Meets first Thursday of every month 7:00-8:30 pm at
A voluntary free will offering is taken up at each meeting with a suggested donation of $10. No one is turned away for inability to donate.
First time attendees should contact Rebecca Walkley at 914-361-5161 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Veterans Crisis Line
The caring professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and friends have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face.
– Videos from Veterans Health Administration
– Confidential Veterans Chat
Veterans Self Check Quiz
Created by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & Department of Veterans Affairs
National Alliance for Mental Illness Veterans & Military Resource Center
Resources for everyone touched by military service. The people who are currently serving, those who have served and their families face unique stressors and need mental health information and treatment tailored to their needs.
- Stigma Among Veterans
A survey of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan found that of those whose responses met the criteria of a mental illness, only 38 to 45 percent expressed an interest in receiving help.
- Real Warriors organization is working to combat the stigma preventing some active-duty service members and veterans from seeking mental health care with videos and personal stories from people in the military who have benefited from treatment.