Veteran Suicide Prevention Twitter Chat January 5th


This Twitter Chat will bring together perspectives on “upstream” mental health promotion and suicide prevention for Veterans/Military sharing expertise from research, clinical and lived experience. The conversation will exploring topics like screening, early intervention, and so called “alternative” approaches to traditional mental health services. Panelists will be discussing:

  • What are some of the main drivers of mental health crises and suicide risk among Veterans? What are misperceptions?
  • What barriers do Veterans experience when engaging in traditional mental health services (talk therapy/medication)?
  • How can screening and early intervention help Veterans? Peer Support? Wellness? Animal Assisted Therapy?
  • What else would you like Veterans to know about proactively taking care of mental health and building resilience?