|Dr. David Carroll, Executive Director, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention|
|Dr. Matthew A. Miller, Director, Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention|
Through Clinical and Community strategies, VHA will proactively identify and provide interventions for at-risk Veterans, both those using VHA care and those using other care systems, to prevent suicide and overdose death.
- By September 30, 2021, VA will increase implementation of Safety Planning in the Emergency Department (SPED), to ensure completion of safety planning for eligible Veterans in the ED/Urgent Care Center from a baseline of 34% to 90%.
- By September 30, 2021, the percent of Veterans targeted through predictive modeling algorithms (REACH VET) within the VHA system will reach 95% across the four required metrics (Coordinator Accepted; Provider Accepted; Care Evaluation; Outreach Attempted).
- By September 30, 2021, VA will partner with Health and Human Services (HHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop statewide plans in 28 or more additional States or territories in a “Governor’s Challenge” to end Veteran suicide outside the VHA system (compared to the FY2019 baseline of 7 states).
Goal Action Plans & Progress Updates