September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized topic, spread vital information and make sure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.

Whether Veterans or their loved ones are looking for counseling, help with benefits or something else, local and national tools and resources are available at

Studies show that suicide risk may be higher in people who have PTSD.

Read about the relationship between trauma, PTSD and suicide.

Find out about common reactions after trauma, that may include suicidal thoughts and behavior.

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