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FY24−25 Priority Goal

Prevent Veteran Suicide

Goal leaders

Tamara Campbell

Executive Director

Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) (VA)

Matthew Miller

Executive Director

Suicide Prevention Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) (VA)

To achieve

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) top clinical priority is preventing Veteran suicide which requires a public health approach, combining community and clinical-based interventions. The National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide, VA/Department of Defense (DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide, and the White House Strategy on Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide provide the foundation for VA’s suicide prevention initiatives. By September 30, 2025, VA will achieve at least a 75% distribution rate of Lethal Means Safety (LMS) resources to VA’s network of clinical providers and community partners and increase the completion of timely suicide screenings in VHA ambulatory clinics by at least 10%.