-There are approximately 2500 veterans in Howard County.

-17,000 Veterans receive services from West Texas VA Health Care System, which serves 33 counties in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico

-There are approximately 27,000 veterans in West Central Texas and another 23,000 in the Permian Basin

-Nationally there were more than 6000 veteran suicides each year from 2008-2016

-The highest rate of Texas Veteran Suicides are between the ages of 55-74

-Texas makes up 26 percent of suicides for veterans between the ages of 18-34 in the South Region(17 States)

-Women veteran suicide rates increased by 60 percent from 2001-2014

Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-8255 Press 1

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Someone is always there 24/7 and is totally confidential.