Housing Veterans Reduces Their Risk of Suicide

Housing Veterans Reduces Their Risk of Suicide

Veterans Matter is proud to share that so far this year, you have helped us house over 1,500 Veterans and their families move from homelessness to permanent housing across the United States. Yet, did you know that helping us house our nation’s Heroes also reduces their risk of suicide?

Suicide is complex; there is no single cause. There are a number of factors, related to physical and mental health, that increase or decrease the risk for suicide. Some of these factors include:

Environmental factors

  • relationship problems
  • homelessness
  • financial issues
  • work stressors
  • major life changes (like transitioning to civilian life)


  • loss of a job
  • loss of a loved one
  • loss of independence,

The factors above can often be drivers for suicide. Our Heroes are trained to endure challenging situations, but stigma can make it difficult to reach out for help.

If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran who might need someone to talk to, please consider using the resources below:

Veterans Crisis Line

Available 24/7/365

• Dial 988 then Press 1

• Chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat

• Text 838255

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Available 24/7/365

• Call 988

• Chat online at 988lifeline.org/chat

Please click here for additional suicide prevention resources