What is VA S.A.V.E. Training?
VA S.A.V.E. Training will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. The acronym S.A.V.E. helps you remember the important steps involved in suicide prevention:
S Signs of suicidal thinking should be recognized
A Ask the most important question of all —
“Are you thinking of killing yourself?”
V Validate the Veteran’s experience
E Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help
You can prevent Veteran suicide.
Start by learning the VA S.A.V.E. acronym.
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