Wednesday, November 11 marks Veterans Day 2020. ServeOhio is excited to recognize the service of our country’s military members and look ahead to the launch of a new AmeriCorps program—Serving Ohio Veterans—in partnership with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recognized Veteran suicide as an urgent issue and have conducted the Nation’s most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide rates in the United States. According to recent VA data, an average of 20 Veterans die by suicide each day. In Ohio, VA research has revealed that while the Veteran suicide rate was not significantly different from the national Veteran suicide rate, it was significantly higher than the national suicide rate (Ohio Veteran Suicide Data Sheet, 2017). ServeOhio is proud to partner with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation in the launch of their new AmeriCorps program Serving Ohio Veterans. Through this new initiative, five AmeriCorps members will focus on Veterans and Military Families by promoting Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training and work with community-based veteran organizations in the major cities of Ohio. Learn more about Serving Ohio Veterans Program here and know if that you are in crisis you can call the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or Text 838255.