By Bobbi Barrasso, Deborah Bonito, Catherine “Smitty” Connolly and Mary Jo Gibson
Help begins with a conversation.
As co-chairs of the Congressional Spouses for Suicide Prevention and Education, we’re taking the opportunity this Veterans Day to join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in raising awareness of the problem of suicide among our active military, veterans, and their families.
It is important we recognize suicide and address it as a public health crisis. Being aware of suicide risk factors and warning signs is the first step. We can make a difference by knowing the immediate protective actions that can help save a life.