Free virtual event aims to work together to end the deaths by suicide among veterans

Free virtual event aims to work together to end the deaths by suicide among veterans

September 15, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

— RELEASE — (9/15/21)

The most recent data from the National Veterans Suicide Prevention’s annual report shows the total number of deaths by suicide among veterans remains at very high levels. After reaching an all-time high in 2017, the numbers declined in 2018 and 2019. Despite that, 6,261 veterans still died of suicide in 2019. 

“Just as suicide has no single cause, no one strategy can end veteran suicide,” writes the Veterans Affairs department.  

That’s why Crow Wing Energized is giving veterans a platform to speak to the community. They will be hosting a free, virtual event so veterans can share their experiences to help people better understand their experiences and showcase ways people can help.  

The theme of the event is “To end suicide rates among veterans, we must work together.”  

Speakers include Erik Flowers, Marty Halverson, Connie Herman, and Jim Newgord, all who are veterans. There will be a showing of a short video titled 15 Things Veterans Want You to Know, followed by a panel discussion. Join in the conversation to make a difference.  

Where: Online via Zoom 

When: Monday, September 20, 10:00 to 11:00 am 

Cost: FREE. Registration is Required 

Registration Link: https://crowwingenergized.org/events/