NW PA Counties graphicThe Northwest Pennsylvania (NW PA) Veteran Suicide Prevention Program operates on a three-pronged approach involving healthcare providers, community organizations, and Veterans and their families in the 15 counties of NW PA. Because of this focus, we are collecting information about beliefs, attitudes, and experiences involving suicide and mental health issues. Please note that for this survey, suicide means death caused by hurting yourself while wanting to die. We encourage everyone to share this survey within personal and professional networks, and get involved in stigma-reduction and suicide prevention efforts in their communities.

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Suicide Awareness Survey

suicide_aware_survey_qrcode_perumt.pharmacy.pitt.eduThe Northwest Pennsylvania Veteran Suicide Prevention Program is conducting an online, anonymous survey, which can be accessed via direct link or QR code. Participation is optional and without compensation. You can stop taking the survey at any time.

We will not share individual answers. All survey responses will be compiled into a report and presented to community leaders. The report will provide information that community leaders and organizations can use to plan training and activities designed to reduce suicide.

Thank you for participating! By giving a few minutes of your time, you will be helping Northwestern Pennsylvania communities save lives.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Pittsburgh’€™s Institutional Review Board. Questions concerning this survey or how the results will be reported and used can be sent to Kristy Smith, Program Manager (kms517@pitt.edu).

Looking to Get Involved?

friends standing togetherWhether you identify as a healthcare provider, community organization, or Veteran, there are several opportunities through the NW PA Veteran Suicide Prevention Program and PERU to connect to resources, participate in educational training, and promote harm reduction strategies. We are actively recruiting healthcare and community partners to work with us in meeting our goals and objectives. To learn more, visit the program website at theresilientveteran.org.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat. Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

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