Delaware Governor’s Challenge co-chairs Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Major General Frank Vavala (ret.) join committee members at a team meeting in New Castle.
Suicide is a public health challenge that impacts individuals, families, and communities across the country. Delaware is no exception.
Responding to the need for a state-wide suicide prevention effort, Delaware has partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to bring the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, to communities throughout Delaware.
Delaware Governor’s Challenge co-chairs Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Major General Frank Vavala (Ret.) are leading this statewide effort to expand mental health resources for the veteran community and reduce veteran suicide.
Our mission is to facilitate support, connectedness, and safety planning to reduce veteran suicide risk.
This suicide prevention model takes a public health approach to someone’s care, taking into account the full scope of a person’s needs and how to implement best practices.
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Next Meeting: January 31, 2024