Veterans Recovery Resources is hosting a public meeting to brief the community on Operation Deep Dive, a new study examining the factors related to suicide and self-harm among military veterans. Led nationally by America’s Warrior Partnership, University of Alabama researchers and the Bristol Myers-Squibb Foundation, the goal of the project is to guide the development of more effective community programs to help prevent and reduce suicide and self-harm among Veterans.
The meeting is June 6, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Marx Library University of South Alabama, 5901 USA Dr North,
NOTE: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 20 Veterans die from suicide every day, making this a critical issue that must be addressed by every community across the nation. Alabama has a higher rate of Veteran suicide than the overall United States and our neighbors throughout the south.
INVITATION: Neighbors, community members, Veteran-serving organization leaders, faith organizations, law enforcement officers and first responders, clinical mental health counselors, crisis line workers, social workers, coroners and medical examiners, health organizations and hospitals, local government leaders, and families are invited to attend this meeting for an overview of the study and how they can contribute to its success. RSVP by May 31 http://bit.ly/deepdivesouthalabama Ticket sales end May 28 at 6 p.m.