VA’s Suicide Prevention Teams Face Increasing Workloads As Demand for Services Grow

Monday, April 5, 2021
VA’s Suicide Prevention Teams Face Increasing Workloads As Demand for Services Grow

VA’s Suicide Prevention Teams Face Increasing Workloads As Demand for Services Grow

While veterans comprise only 8 percent of the adult population in the U.S., they accounted for almost 14 percent of adult suicides in 2018. In response to these risks, the Department of Veterans Affairs has created a Suicide Prevention Program. But is this program offering veterans the support they need? We talk to GAO’s Debra Draper to find out more.