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Connect Every Veteran

We’re on a mission to connect every Arizona service member, veteran, and their families to support and resources. Connect Every Veteran is a statewide public service announcement (PSA) campaign available in English and Spanish. The PSAs will run on tv and radio stations statewide to raise awareness of the Be Connected program and the support line phone number. This campaign …

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ASU research team uses data analysis to advise on best practices for veteran suicide prevention programs

By: Emma Greguska November 9, 2021 –In the United States, veterans in general have a much higher suicide rate than civilians. In Arizona, the picture is even more grim, where veterans have a suicide rate of 44.9 per 100,000, compared with the national veteran suicide rate of 31 per 100,000, according to the latest Veteran Suicide Data Sheet from the U.S. Department of …

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Background Data

Firearms account for half of the suicides In the United States, (Henn, 2019). Roughly two-thirds of all deaths from gunshot wounds in America are suicides, (Henn, 2019). Many suicide attempts occur during a short-term crisis (Simon et al., 2001; Deisenhammer et al., 2009). If a person has access to a gun during this high-risk time and uses it, he or …

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Secure Your Weapon

Secure Your Weapon is a collaborative public education effort for weapon safety to inspire the military and veteran community to demonstrate safe handling, transport and storage of weapons. The phrase Secure Your Weapon was specifically selected because of its roots as a standard military expression that is immediately understood by anyone who has ever served. We believe that a suicidal …

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Arizona veterans cope with mental health as problems in Afghanistan continue

BUSINESS NEWS | 6 Oct | PATRICK SCHNEIDER –Local organizations are making efforts to help Arizona veterans improve their mental health in the wake of the problems that stemmed from the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Many veterans in the U.S. suffer from mental illnesses and troubles every day, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. With the Taliban’s controversial activity in Afghanistan, …

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Arizona Corporate Coalition for Veteran Careers Issues Guide to Help Employers Recruit and Retain Veterans

September 21, 2021 The Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers (ACCVC), a collaborative group of motivated business leaders working to support veterans in the workplace, is proud to announce the arrival of the 2021 Veteran Affiliated Employee Resource Group Guidebook.  The guide, offered at no cost to all Arizona employers, serves as a roadmap for organizations to create a resource …

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Sep. 30 Event Expands Career Opportunities for Women Veterans and Minority Veterans

September 9, 2021 Women veterans and minority veterans in Arizona now have a new, statewide program that offers comprehensive support and resources for career advancement: Be Connected Career Navigation Plus. The program is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Office of Governor Doug Ducey, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Arizona Department …

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Service Members, Veterans, Caregivers and Families Members Invited to Take and Share Arizona Veteran Survey to Influence Programs, Resource Decisions

September 7, 2021 Service members (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve), veterans, their spouses/partners, family members, caregivers and community stakeholders are invited to complete the 2021 Arizona Veteran Survey. Conducted every two years by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF), the survey is designed to identify the needs and issues our state’s service members, veterans and families are facing to …

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PRIMER Veteran Workforce Initiatives

Written by The Bee News July 21, 2021 –Throughout his administration, Governor Doug Ducey has worked to expand opportunities in Arizona for those who answered the call to serve our nation. Veterans have always played a vital role in our state’s economy — and they always will. As Arizona’s economy continues to grow, numerous organizations are offering post-service opportunities to …

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New Video Series Raises Awareness on Veteran Suicide Prevention in Arizona

No Cost Resources Available Statewide By Calling 866-4AZ-VETS

October 29, 2020 A new video series is available to help raise awareness of the no cost support line available right now at 866-4AZ-VETS to any Arizona service member, veteran or family. The videos were created to encourage anyone struggling during this difficult time to reach out and call someone they feel they already know through watching the videos.   …

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