Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally and the 11th leading cause of death in Ohio. Approximately 90% of suicide attempts with a firearm are fatal. All other methods of suicide, while still significant, have case fatality rates at 5%. Lethal Means Safety is defined as creating time and space between an at-risk person and their method of suicide, ultimately reducing potential for lethality.
Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business and the Suicide Prevention Team at Chillicothe VA Medical Center requests your presence at this year’s free, virtual event titled Keeping Veterans Safe Where They Live, Work & Thrive.
CEU’s are available, however, this event is for the entire community, including your family, friends, colleagues, and any other social networks.
We hope you will join us at the event! Please contact us at by phone 740-773-1141 Ext. 6704 or via email VHACLLSUICIDEPREVENTION@va.gov with any questions you may have.