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As part of its effort to end veteran suicide, VA recently rolled out a revised suicide risk assessment, which uses evidence-based tools and practices designed to help VA provide preventive mental health care to veterans before they reach a crisis point. The final stage, VA's Comprehensive Suicide Risk Evaluation, is a standardized template with more in-depth questions related to suicidal ideation, history of attempts, assessment for warning signs, risk factors, protective factors and reasons for living. It can be given at the time the veteran is being assessed as at-risk. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more mental health resources, visit the Military.com Mental Health and Wellness section.