New York State is home to more than 580,000 military veterans. Although New York has one of the lowest veteran suicide rates in the nation, suicide remains a persistent challenge. Recent data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show that the rate has remained stubbornly high over the last 10 years despite numerous federal, State, and local investments in prevention efforts. A new NYHealth Foundation snapshot shows trends from 2012–2021, using the latest available data.
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