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Nov 8, 2013 · Leave a Reply

Veterans Day – Military Suicide Prevention Awareness #vetchat

By Dana Sparks @danasparks

VETERANS DAY TWITTER CHAT ON MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION

Follow #vetchat Monday, Nov. 11, 1-2 p.m. ET

Join @mayoclinic and @afspnational with moderator @Time’s @AliceParkNY and a variety of other mental health/ suicide prevention experts.

Topics to discuss:

  • Scope of the problem –  statistics/data
  • Reasons why veterans today are at increased risk compared to previous military personnel
  • PTSD - which vets are most at risk
  • The role of firearms in veteran suicide
  • Substance abuse/mental illness
  • The generational and mental health differences
  • What the VA and other government agencies are doing to help prevent military suicide

Never participated in a chat before, or want tips on how to participate effectively? Watch this video.
Questions? E-mail Nick Hanson at hanson.nicholas@mayo.edu.

Tags: vetchat, afspnational, Alice Park, Nick Hanson, PTSD, Time magazine, Twitter Chat, Veterans Day, prevention, suicide

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