The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released findings from its analysis of veteran suicide data for 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The release is part of VA's comprehensive examination of more than 55 million records, dated 1979 to 2014, which will be used to develop and evaluate suicide prevention programs across every state. The new data include veteran suicide rates and overall suicide rates by state, age group and gender. A full copy of the report is available on the VA Mental Health webpage. For more information on VA's suicide prevention campaign, visit Be There.
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