The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) recently hosted its inaugural Veteran Career-Ready Bootcamp at the National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building (NVRC). This career-preparation event brought together student veterans for a daylong series…
SPEd Talk to Discuss Suicide Prevention and Education for Veterans
In 2019, more than 6,200 veterans committed suicide. Suicides by veterans account for roughly 18 percent of all suicide deaths in the country, while veterans make up only 8.5 percent of the adult population.
Hoping to address the topic of veteran suicide prevention, the Syracuse VA Medical Center and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families presents a first-of-its-kind SPEd talk on suicide prevention and education. The discussion starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building (NVRC) on campus at 101 Waverly Ave.
During this storytelling event, guest speakers will share their stories of impact, encouragement and hope with the audience. The goal? To educate, destigmatize and shine a light on the mental health issues that contribute to veteran suicides. The event will also examine the mental health challenges and resources available to veterans, as well as the benefits of asking for help.
For more information, contact Bryan Asher with the VA or call 315.425.3478.
Parking is free and open to the public at the Syracuse VA Medical Center’s garage, located at 800 Irving Ave.