Suicide Prevention & Firearm Safety

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed this toolkit, to empower local leaders to take action to end suicide among those who have served, or are currently serving, in the armed forces.

 

Check-6 supports/participates in (?) the VA's community-based program to increase safe firearm storage for suicide prevention developed in partnership with the Nation Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

 

Below and linked is a toolkit created by the VA: Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business: A Toolkit for Safe Firearm Storage in Your Community. We'll be adding resources as we receive them. 

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.

Toolkit for Safe Firearm Storage

 

Together VA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have compiled tips for safely storing firearms as well as best practices for sharing these guidelines in your community. Responsible firearm ownership begins by understanding safe storage and the steps for properly securing firearms in your home.

Veterans Crisis Line

 

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is confidential and available every day, 24/7. The line serves all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, as well as their family members and friends

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