Characteristics of Post-9/11 Veterans
10% have considered suicide or made a plan to end their life.
One-third of these have not received help.
22 veterans end their lives by suicide every day.
That’s ONE veteran almost EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY
40% do not receive care for a mental health issue.
22% do not receive care for a physical health condition.
Driving after several drinks.
Increased drug use and addiction.
Carrying a weapon outside of work.
Have looked to start a fight.
Have taken unnecessary health risks.
Have taken unnecessary risks to life.
More than 50% do not know where to go to get help.
37% Believe they can handle problems “on their own”.
37% Have difficulty scheduling an appointment.
23% Are concerned about confidentiality of treatment.
20% Fear harm to future career.
*The State of the American Veteran: The Los Angeles County Veterans Study, September 2014