Veterans Affairs Portal
You can count the number of Veterans who have died by suicide, but you can’t count the number of lives that have been saved because someone intervened.
Hope Squad empowers Veterans with training on how to recognize the signs that a fellow Veteran is struggling and provide support. They are not trained how to be counselors, but rather how to persuade their peers to seek help from a mental health professional. The Hope Squad program improves mental health education and enhances the VA as a community of support.