This PSA highlights the transitions — such as sending a child off to college, retiring, or losing a loved one — that Veterans and Servicemembers may navigate in their lives. Sometimes these challenges contribute to feelings of hopelessness or even thoughts of suicide. That’s when the support of family and friends can make a big difference.
Be There: Help Save a Life
Whether you have a minute or an hour, your genuine act of kindness can help someone going through a difficult time feel included and less alone. This video emphasizes that we can all play a role in preventing suicide — and that showing someone you care can be an important first step. Your actions could help save a life.
I’m Good. But are you ready to listen? (2016)
“I’m Good” features actual Veterans and Service members talking about the conflicting feelings that sometimes underlie offhand responses like “I’m good.” It also highlights the important role that families, friends, co-workers, and other acquaintances can play in helping to prevent suicide. The video emphasizes the importance of being there for the people in our lives who, though they may not always show it, aren’t doing so well.
To someone going through a difficult time, a text, a call, or a visit can mean so much. And sometimes, even the smallest act has the power to change a life. That’s The Power of 1: One person, one connection, or one simple act of compassion can open the door to vital support for a Veteran in crisis.
For some Veterans, life after service is difficult. “Lost: The Power of One Connection” shows how one person can make a big difference to a Veteran in crisis.
The Power of 1
"The Power of 1" shows how taking the time to reach out can be the first step to getting those who served the support they need. A single action — one call, one chat, one text, one conversation — can have a significant impact.
“These Hands” gives glimpses of Veterans as they served our country, and links to how important family members and friends can be in recognizing the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.
Stand by Them
We’re all in this together: “Stand by Them” calls on family members, friends, and communities to support the Veterans and Service members who have stood up for them in defense of our Nation.
Side by Side
It’s OK to not understand what Veterans go through during service or when they return: As “Side by Side” shows, you can still make a difference. No matter what’s going on, support is available.
“Common Journey” follows the Veteran’s journey from recruitment and boot camp — and, in a twist common to many recent Veterans, to the sometimes difficult transition back to civilian life.