Veterans are 57% more likely to commit suicide than those who haven’t served in the military, and nearly 7 in 10 veteran suicides involve the use of  firearms (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs). It is critical that veterans and their loved ones are aware and take advantage of the mental health and safety resources available to them, including Extreme Risk Protection Orders.

Resources

If you believe someone is at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, learn about the Michigan ERPO filing process HERE. If you are outside of the state of Michigan, find out about your state’s ERPO process HERE.

The Veterans Crisis Line offers 24/7, confidential support for veterans and their loved ones. To access, dial 988 and press 1, or use this link.

The VA provides a variety of mental health resources, treatment options, and more for veterans and their families.

The Wounded Warrior Project provides a number of free mental health programs for veterans, including treatment programs and one-on-one support via telephone.

sThis resource provides information about secure firearm storage and suicide prevention, including how to request cable locks to secure firearms.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

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

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