2022 Veterans Suicide Prevention Conference
September 13, 2022 (9:30-4:00)
Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Ohio has approximately 848,000 veterans, which constitutes the sixth-largest population of veterans in the United States. Veterans are at special risk for suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 257 Ohio veterans died by suicide in 2019.
It’s a fact: Suicide among military personnel is at a crisis level. Though we’ve come a long way in learning how to recognize the signs and what to do to help, we need to do more even faster. This means stepping up the effort to integrate suicide prevention practices within military culture, coordinating the effort the connect those in need to life-saving resources and promoting greater awareness of mental health and suicide.
Our conference will focus on bringing organizations together to discuss how Suicide Prevention Coalitions function and how they relate to Strategy 4 of the Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio (2020-2022), Lethal Means Safety & Community Based Interventions for Suicide, Life Side Ohio, and the importance of the Ohio Cares website.
7/19/2022 - 9/13/2022
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern
HILTON COLUMBUS AT EASTON 3900 CHAGRIN AVENUE COLUMBUS, OH 43219