Every week Five NC Veterans Die by Suicide

Of the estimated 20 Veterans who die by suicide each day, 70% have not been in contact with VA. SAMHSA, in collaboration with NC DHHS, VA, and community partners, continues to look for ways to reach the 70%. One out of every ten persons living in the State is a Veteran or military member. At least five Veterans die by suicide in North Carolina each week (three of whom are Vietnam era Veterans), which has led to a current initiative by the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families—to mount a multi-pronged campaign to increase community awareness about this tragic issue.


HELPNCVETS.org is a project of the Governor's Institute and the North Carolina Governor's Working Group (NCGWG) and is supported by block grant funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services , North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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