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Protecting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide During COVID-19

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A special NSSF, AFSP & VA event in cooperation with the USCCA

Tune in right here Thursday, May 14, 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

 

Saving lives means confronting challenging topics head-on, especially when it comes to the issues of mental health and suicide prevention.

You are not alone in your fight to protect those you love, especially if you need help supporting someone during a mental health crisis. We want you to know that we are here for you.

That is why the USCCA cooperated with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to put together this informative discussion to address these critical topics.

These organizations are leading the effort to save lives by spreading awareness and providing education and effective resources to those most in need of help.

Right now, we have the chance to make a major impact in this area.

We have seen record firearms sales in the last few months, especially among first-time gun buyers.

At the same time, the firearms community has made significant strides in improving safety. Even as gun sales have continued to increase, violent crimes haven’t. Accidental deaths by firearms are at an all-time low.

But the same can’t be said for suicide rates.

This is particularly concerning given that nearly two-thirds of all firearms-related deaths are suicides.

As an organization that’s “Born to Protect,” the USCCA is proud to help bring attention to the issue of suicide prevention, particularly among veterans.

In this video, host Joe Bartozzi of the NSSF welcomes Dr. Matt Miller from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Dr. Christine Moutier of the AFSP for a real look at this serious and often silent problem.

Please watch and share this special broadcast with the ones you love and those who may need help now more than ever.

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