Veteran Risk Screening

Veterans are 57% more likely to die by suicide than those who haven’t served, and nearly 7 in 10 veteran suicides are firearm-related. This section provides guidance on discussing  access to firearms as well as gauging violence and suicide risk among veterans. 

These clinical resources provide a number of guidelines, sample questions, and checklists when screening veteran patients for access to firearms and suicide risk.

These materials from the Veterans Health Administration covers a wide range of topics which may be discussed with veteran patients, including lethal means counseling, suicide prevention, and safe storage.

The VIO-SCAN is a rapid screening procedure intended on determining the number of violence risk factors that a veteran may be experiencing, and whether that veteran is at high risk of violence. 

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

If you are experiencing a crisis, please text or call 988.

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